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

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

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Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A Profile of Promising Practices in Canada and Abroad

Food Literacy Food choices, eating behaviours and resulting nutritional health are influenced by complex factors. There is a growing body of research supporting a relationship between food preparation, cooking skills and food choices of children and adolescents. This report profiles 13 Canadian and 2 international case studies on promising programs to improve cooking and food preparation skills among children and/or families. The paper is the second component of the collaborative project titled “Improving Cooking and Food Preparation Skills: A synthesis of the evidence and lessons learned to inform program and policy development” for the Healthy Living Issues Group (HLIG) of the Pan-Canadian Public Health Network. Each case study profiles the innovation that contributed to the program’s success by discussing how the program generated/fostered commitment, the lessons learned, and advice to other communities.
Cathy Chenhall
Case Study
Food Literacy, Food Preparation & Handling, Healthy Eating
Home, Community-at-large
Children (4-11), Youth (12-17)
National, International