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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Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy: A Plan for Healthy Food and Food Systems

Food Systems & Local Food The Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy (OFNS) arose from a need identified by the Ontario Collaborative Group on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (OCGHEPA) for a comprehensive approach to promoting health and wellness of Ontarians. Created by the OFNS Design Team with guidance from an advisory group of stakeholders. Addresses nutrition and access to healthy food as risk factors in the health, economic and social burden of chronic disease in Ontario. Also considers farmers and food systems workers who are not able to make an adequate income. A comprehensive food and nutrition strategy is needed to address these challenges and to develop healthy, diverse and resilient food systems in Ontario that will contribute to an equitable and prosperous economy. The OFNS provides the framework to improve the wholistic health and well-being of people in Ontario, reduce the financial burden of chronic disease, and strengthen the economic viability and resiliency of Ontario’s food systems. The OFNS is intended to work across government sectors and foster a coordinated, multi-agency apprach to food policy and program development.    
Author:
ON Food and Nutrition Design Team: OCGHEPA
Category:
Strategy/Framework
Topics:
Food Environment, Food Literacy, Food Security & Access to Food, Food Systems & Local Food, Health Equity
Setting:
Community-at-large
Age:
Prenatal, Infant, Toddler (1-3), Children (4-11), Youth (12-17), Adults (18-64), Older Adults (65 and over)
Language:
English
Jurisdiction:
Provincial (Ontario)