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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"News in Brief" for April 29, 2016


  • Coming soon: A fancy toast pop-up
  • Harvard study: Soda tax would make Phila. healthier
  • Living in a high-deprivation neighbourhood has long term health effects, according to unique refugee relocation study

"News in Brief" for April 28, 2016


  • Researchers, nutritionists and celebrities are eating their words (and fat), and going back to butter
  • Study says our food is too salty, but industry lauds progress. Who’s right?
  • Fructose alters hundreds of brain genes, which can lead to a wide range of diseases

"News in Brief" for April 27, 2016


  • New website offers insight into Ottawa's local issues
  • New study examines eating habits of Canadians
  • Soy can be used as an antibacterial agent to fight food-borne illnesses

"News in Brief" for April 26, 2016


  • Toronto looking to ban 'unhealthy' food ads aimed at kids
  • Chef exposing Winnipeggers to Filipino cuisine, 1 pop up dinner at a time
  • The unequal geography of Toronto supermarkets

"News in Brief" for April 25, 2016


  • Childhood obesity program reduced parent stress
  • In need of food? Just knock – Edmonton restaurant offers free meals
  • Clavet, Sask. students battle food waste in music video

"News in Brief" for April 22, 2016


  • Farmers not feeling the love as food demand grows
  • In Season: Toronto stores get an early jump on summer with greenhouse veg
  • High levels of phthalates detected in people who eat fast food

"News in Brief" for April 21, 2016


  • Talk to your kids at dinner time and keep them fit
  • Unilever is No.1 on Oxfam’s food industry report card
  • Vitality rewards consumers for healthy food purchases

"News in Brief" for April 20, 2016


  • What you need to know about the frozen berry Hepatitis A outbreak
  • Cookies or chips? Your toddler’s food choices could predict weight gain later in life
  • Guelph childhood obesity program led to happier parents

"News in Brief" for April 19, 2016


  • Vertical farming gaining ground in Alberta
  • University of Ottawa students tackle Nunavut’s food security issues
  • Breakfast Buzz: Would you eat insects for the nutritional value?

"News in Brief" for April 18, 2016


  • Mapping Niagara’s food system
  • Don’t get fooled by fast food ‘farm-washing’
  • Putting the ‘mmm’ back in MSG

"News in Brief" for April 15, 2016


  • This mapping tool shows how accessible food is in your neighbourhood
  • Book aims to help children link good food and health
  • Syrian refugees straining local food banks

"News in Brief" for April 14, 2016


  • Food security given a boost
  • Low commodity prices prompt farmers to plant fewer GMO crops
  • Climate change threatens nutrients essential to human health

"News in Brief" for April 13, 2016


  • ReFood serves up thousands of meals, reducing food wastage
  • New website TopFeed to connect P.E.I. food buyers and sellers
  • Community leaders at the forefront in battle against hunger, poor nutrition

"News in Brief" for April 12, 2016


  • Hunger an issue for 1 in 8 Toronto region households: report
  • Agriculture in the City educates urban families about food production
  • The taste buds can make or break a new food product

"News in Brief" for April 11, 2016


  • CMHA planning to create 'edible urban forest' in Owen Sound
  • Prairie farmers well-placed to adapt to climate change
  • Where's the beef? Local chef sticks up for veggie proteins

"News in Brief" for April 08, 2016


  • P.E.I. still worst province for children not getting enough healthy food
  • Fraser Health pilot program aims to take the bland out of hospital food
  • Carrots or karats: Study says B.C. home prices threaten food security

"News in Brief" for April 07, 2016


  • A couple of coffees a day keeps bowel cancer at bay: Study
  • Full-fat whole milk better for you than low-fat skim, studies show
  • Canadian consumers willing to pay more for locally-produced food

"News in Brief" for April 06, 2016


  • Many New Brunswickers struggle to afford food, report finds
  • The Dorito Effect
  • Here’s how food packaging tricks you into overeating

"News in Brief" for April 05, 2016


  • Canadian families of all income levels feeling the effect of food prices
  • Food safety is about addressing factual and perceptual risks
  • Food talent a hot commodity for immigration to Canada in 2015

"News in Brief" for April 04, 2016


  • Surrey considers changes to backyard beekeeping and chicken farming
  • Urban agriculture camp for teens comes to region
  • Body works: Creator of the 5:2 fasting diet tackles diabetes

"News in Brief" for April 01, 2016


  • Teaching kids to cook could bridge gap between farm, plate
  • Bottling Canada’s Food Policies – What the debate over ketchup says about the future of farming
  • Rye and Bloat: Big calories in booze