Leadership Centre

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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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Ontario Public Health Association

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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

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Focus Groups with Parents: What Do They Think about Food Marketing to Their Kids?

Food Marketing Public health experts emphasize the need for regulations limiting unhealthy food marketing to children to help solve the childhood obesity crisis; however, increased public support is necessary to implement such policies. Rudd Centre conducted six focus groups with Caucasian, Hispanic and African American parents in which they explored potential ways to increase awareness of the harmful effects of child-targeted food marketing in order to enhance support for government policies limiting these practices. Findings of this research is summarized in this report.
Ustjanauskas, A., Eckman, B., Harris, J., Goren, A., Schwartz, M., Brownell, K.
Food Marketing
School, Recreation Center, Home, Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise
Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)