Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

Leadership Centre website

Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

Visit site

Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

Community Food Advisor website

Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

Visit site

Public Health and You

Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

Public Health and You website

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

Visit site

Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

OPHA website

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

Visit site

Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

Nutrition Resource Centre website

Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

Visit site

"News in Brief" for April 30, 2018


  • Loyola students enjoy lip-smacking good new menu choices
  • Growing appetite to see food security as a women’s issue
  • New study expounds health benefits of a plant-based diet

"News in Brief" for April 27, 2018


  • Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption, new study finds
  • Eggs should be able to make ‘healthy’ claims based on ‘modern science,’ petition argues
  • Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?

"News in Brief" for April 26, 2018


  • Good nutrition can help battle stress
  • Marijuana Edibles Make the List of Top 10 Food Trends This Year
  • More Americans are avoiding sugar – but what do they want instead for sweetness?

"News in Brief" for April 25, 2018


  • First fruits of new community greenhouses shared in Good Food boxes
  • 8 signs you're not drinking enough water — even if you think you are
  • Caffeine in pregnancy linked to childhood weight gain in new study

"News in Brief" for April 24, 2018


  • Province touts promotion of local food
  • Is sparkling water as healthy as regular water?
  • Sugar cereals not just for breakfast anymore ... Millennials eat them as a snack

"News in Brief" for April 23, 2018


  • Young athletes interested in healthy protein, not French fries
  • Could UK’s new ‘sugar tax’ work in the US?
  • This tiny tooth sensor could keep track of the food you eat

"News in Brief" for April 20, 2018


  • New video series celebrates local food and how to prepare it
  • Walk on the wild side: Montrealers trade convenience for connecting with their food
  • Walmart commits to ‘zero food waste’ in Canadian stores by 2025

"News in Brief" for April 19, 2018


  • Food4Kids sends students in need home with healthy food for the weekend
  • Study suggests parental diet before conception affects child's health
  • Healthy eaters may waste the most food

"News in Brief" for April 18, 2018


  • New Food First NL video series documents seniors’ food knowledge
  • The Dirty Dozen and Clean 15: 2018’s list of fruits and vegetables with the most pesticides
  • This could be the ‘simplest diet in the world’ — here’s how it works

"News in Brief" for April 17, 2018


  • Canada’s Food Guide: potential impact of the new guiding principles
  • Does taxing soda actually stop people from drinking it?
  • Why cereal companies are returning to sugar

"News in Brief" for April 16, 2018


  • Small grocers carry diverse food from around the globe to compete with box stores
  • How to make global food systems more sustainable
  • Australian children going hungry, report finds, with one in five kids missing meals

"News in Brief" for April 13, 2018


  • New resource could help local agencies access more surplus food
  • Cricket muffins, anyone? Food giant Maple Leaf bets on insects as alternative to meat
  • The reasons why food tastes better in a bowl than on a plate

"News in Brief" for April 12, 2018


  • This old transit bus brings fresh produce to Edmonton-area seniors homes
  • How Tim Hortons lost its connection with the Canadian public
  • More organic than thou? Rebel farmers create new food label

"News in Brief" for April 11, 2018


  • Guelph town hall to help steer national food policy discussions
  • ‘Promote healthy eating in any way that I can’
  • Urban farming to improve nutrition, sense of community for Nanaimo seniors

"News in Brief" for April 10, 2018


  • The neverending war for Canada’s Food Guide
  • Why nutritional psychiatry is the future of mental health treatment
  • Campus Dining Program connects seniors with healthy food, appealing environment

"News in Brief" for April 09, 2018


  • Canada’s food system provides more food than we need
  • Dads need to be play a greater role in preventing childhood obesity, says study
  • Researchers develop patch to detect harmful bacteria while food is still packaged

"News in Brief" for April 06, 2018


  • ‘Ugly produce box’ aims to help divert food waste in Toronto, London
  • U of G students create, research and market some funky food products
  • Fish farm companies in B.C. should be required to get First Nations approval, advisory council recommends

"News in Brief" for April 05, 2018


  • Health inequities put many Ontarians at higher risk of certain cancers
  • 811 HealthLine expanded in Newfoundland and Labrador to include dietitian services
  • Most Canadians unaware of recent, major food recalls, survey finds

"News in Brief" for April 04, 2018


  • Harvesting success with Fellowes Fresh Food Project
  • Canada is one of the biggest wasters of food, report finds
  • Why you should try going meatless, at least some of the time

"News in Brief" for April 03, 2018


  • Filipino fast-food chain Jollibee expands in Canada with Toronto opening
  • UPEI students put their taste to the test in food lab
  • Coffee sold in California must have cancer warning, judge rules