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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NRC Webinar - Drawing the line: Ultra-processed foods and Canada's dietary recommendations

NRC Webinar - Drawing the line: Ultra-processed foods and Canada

In 2014, Brazil's Ministry of Health published the new Brazilian Dietary Guidelines to widespread acclaim from the nutrition and scientific communities. Key among its many noteworthy features is the use of the NOVA system to classify foods according to food processing and the recommendation to avoid ultra-processed foods. Only a few countries have incorporated food processing considerations into their official dietary guidelines. Is it time for Canada to follow suit?

In this webinar, you will learn about the NOVA classification system and new research on the consumption of processed foods in Canada and their impact on diet quality. The implications for Canada's dietary recommendations will be explored.

Born in Quebec, anthropologist and researcher in nutrition and public health, Jean-Claude Moubarac is an assistant professor at the Department of Nutrition at University of Montreal. His research interests are in food systems, the role of cooking and the impact of food processing on nutrition, health and society, and the behavior of consumers and of food corporations. He was involved in the development of the new Brazilian food guide and has written a report on ultra-processed food purchases and obesity in the Americas for the Pan American Health Organization. His work aims to raise awareness and inform the development of healthy eating interventions and public policies, and reduce the burden of obesity and chronic disease.


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