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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Measuring the Food Environment in Canada

Food Environment The report examines research evidence, limitations and gaps as well as the current state of knowledge on the Canadian food environment and health-related outcomes in relation to the food accessibility and availability policy priority of the Curbing Childhood Obesity Framework.

The report focuses on the retail food environment such as grocery stores and restaurants as well as the traditional food acquisition environment, such as hunting and fishing. A literature synthesis of publications up to February 2012 provided a comprehensive picture of food environment and health-related outcome research in Canada.  Interviews with key informants were conducted to gain an in-depth understanding of different perspectives and actual field observations. The summary key findings were discussed in detail in each section of the report.  Based on the report findings, several recommendations were made to explore and resolve knowledge gaps in Canadian food environment research.
Health Canada
Evidence Summary, Report
Food Environment, Food Security & Access to Food, Health Equity
Community-at-large, Grocery/Retail, Restaurant/Food Service Premise
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)