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 27, 2018

Mandatory nutrition policies may impact sugar consumption, new study finds
Deccan Chronicle

Experts say the findings have implications on how we approach efforts to promote healthy dietary habits among adolescents.

Eggs should be able to make ‘healthy’ claims based on ‘modern science,’ petition argues
Food Navigator USA

Fed up that “sugar-packed foods, such as toaster pastries and pudding cups” can claim to be ‘healthy,’ but eggs cannot, despite their high levels of protein and beneficial nutrients, Pete & Gerry’s Organic Eggs is petitioning FDA to modify its labeling regulations.

Can we trust BMI to measure obesity?
BBC News

This article discusses the pros and cons of using body mass index (BMI) to measure whether individuals are healthy, overweight or obese.

Not just fish oil: Fish protein could help prevent Parkinson's, says study
Nutraingredients Europe

While omega 3-rich fish oils continue to make headlines for their many health benefits, a new study suggests a specific protein found in certain fish might also be a boon for the prevention of Parkinson's.

Food addiction: why your mind matters
University of Newcastle Australia

A world-first, personality-based online intervention for food addiction is being developed by a team* of dietitians, psychologists, neuroscientists, occupational therapists and health researchers.

Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé among firms to sign plastic packaging pledge
Food Navigator Europe

Britvic, Danone, Coca-Cola, Nestlé and PepsiCo are among more than 40 businesses that have pledged to reduce plastic packaging waste in the UK by 2025.