Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

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Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

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Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

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Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

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Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

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Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

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Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

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"News in Brief" for March 20, 2017

Not growing your own food? Charlottetown wants to know why
Yahoo News

The City of Charlottetown's sustainability office wants to know why more people aren't growing some of their own food. A survey is currently on line, with hopes that the information will help shape future programs around gardening and food security.

Why Ontario food processors struggle to source Ontario produce

Canners, peelers, dicers, and freezers big and small want to source local fruits and vegetables — but it’s becoming an expensive enterprise.

Canada announces big plans to help millions suffering from extreme food insecurity
Kelowna Now

The Government of Canada announced on Friday that it will provide almost $120 million in humanitarian funding to respond to what’s been called the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War. Among other things, the funding will go towards the provision of food and nutrition, healthcare services, clean water and sanitation facilities.

Women in U.S. lack proper nutrition and diet pre-pregnancy

A new study, published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics found that many women in the United States lack proper nutrition before their first pregnancy - particularly low-income and minority women. 

Research uncovers potential link that gluten free diets could cause cancer and chronic illness
Ten Eyewitness News, Australia

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found that people who opt for a ‘Gluten Free Lifestyle’ may be exposing their bodies to increased amounts of cancer causing arsenic and mercury.