Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

Leadership Centre website

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.

Community Food Advisor website

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.

Nutrition Resource Centre website

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

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Parents, Kids, and Menus

Parents, Kids, and Menus



New research in Ontario is helping us understand if and how various formats of menu labelling impact food and beverage choices in food service establishments, including restaurants, cafeterias, and schools. By making nutrition information readily and consistently available at the point-of-sale, menu labelling legislation - such as Ontario's recent Healthy Menu Choices Act - can support consumers in making more informed food choices for themselves and others.

This webinar will review the purpose and the current science on menu labelling, and present new data from research conducted in Ontario. Topics include:

  • Gaps in the evidence and how these are being addressed by researchers in Ontario;
  • Labelling alcohol in restaurant menus;
  • Findings of a recent systematic review of menu labelling's influence on food choices for or by children and adolescents; and,
  • New data on the impact of menu labelling on parents' demand for fast-food kids meals for their children as well as parents' perception of various menu labelling formats.

Dr. Erin Hobin (PhD) is a Scientist at Public Health Ontario and an Assistant Professor at the University of Waterloo (Adjunct) and University of Toronto (Status-only). Her research focuses on developing and evaluating population level interventions for chronic disease prevention, specifically in the areas of healthy weights, healthy eating, and alcohol control. In 2014, Erin was awarded a CIHR Operating Grant to examine the impact of an on-shelf nutrition labelling system on the nutritional quality of consumer food purchases in supermarkets in Canada. The purpose of Erin’s work is to impact decisions and to produce solution-oriented research. Her ultimate motivation is seeing the results of her research influence policy and practice.


Making Healthier Choices Act (Ontario Newsroom)



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