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 30, 2019


  • Why women are sharing photos of themselves eating food on Instagram
  • National food policy to combat food insecurity
  • Feds hold off on major Nutrition North changes, want more input from Inuit

"News in Brief" for April 29, 2019


  • Is the resurgence in milk sharing safe?
  • The cost of healthy eating
  • Taking a bite into food allergies

"News in Brief" for April 26, 2019


  • Nearly all vegetarians go back to eating meat — but that doesn't mean vegetarianism is a waste of time
  • These 3 tactics are helping schools tackle food insecurity
  • Individual nutrition shows benefits in hospital patients

"News in Brief" for April 25, 2019


  • Are meal delivery kits healthy?
  • Most people waste more food than they think—here's how to fix it
  • Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

"News in Brief" for April 23, 2019


  • The problem with the term ‘clean eating’
  • The Nordic diet is the new Mediterranean diet
  • How healthy are oat milk and other plant-based milks?

"News in Brief" for April 18, 2019


  • How our sense of taste changes as we age
  • The best anti-inflammatory diet is just healthy eating
  • The truth about expired food: How best-before dates create a waste mountain

"News in Brief" for April 17, 2019


  • Don't feel bad about getting take-out. That's been normal for thousands of years
  • Is honey healthy? Here's what experts say
  • Metro grocery stores to permit reusable containers in effort to cut waste

"News in Brief" for April 16, 2019


  • Simple way to inoculate teens against junk food marketing
  • Does eating fruits and veggies mean better mental health?
  • How prescribing healthy food could save billions of dollars in health-care costs

"News in Brief" for April 15, 2019


  • Achieving the impossible: Growing food in the high Arctic
  • Labeling added sugars content on packaged foods and beverages could lower heart disease/diabetes risk and cut healthcare costs
  • Majority of supermarket foods targeted to Canadian kids aren't healthy, UCalgary research finds

"News in Brief" for April 12, 2019


  • Fathers are vitally important to their kids' health and to public health research
  • Avoidable food waste costs households $600 per year
  • Visits to 200 food banks changes volunteer's view on hunger

"News in Brief" for April 11, 2019


  • Food insecurity linked with low self-esteem in children: study
  • Canadian cookbooks don't have the best advice when it comes to food safety
  • Is it possible to eat healthy on a budget?

"News in Brief" for April 10, 2019


  • Amid rising food costs, half of low-income households say the new Canada Food Guide diet is unaffordable
  • Opinion: Berkeley’s soda tax, now in its 5th year, has been a resounding success
  • Millions of dollars’ worth of food ends up in school trash cans every day. What can we do?

"News in Brief" for April 09, 2019


  • Grocery bus pilot project aimed at fighting food insecurity wraps up at Lakehead
  • Nutrients from food, not supplements, linked to lower risks of death, cancer
  • Sometimes food is the best medicine

"News in Brief" for April 08, 2019


  • Community gardens help tackle food insecurity
  • Health Canada says it will set limit on arsenic in food — including baby cereal
  • Science-based food policies: What works, what doesn't

"News in Brief" for April 05, 2019


  • Neighbourhood group to open community fridge in Guelph
  • Slaughter-free food is the new and the now way of feeding the world
  • The microbiome, aquaponics and the future of food

"News in Brief" for April 04, 2019


  • 3 ways I make nutrition advice more culturally relevant to Muslim women like myself
  • Poor diets are linked to 20% of all deaths worldwide, study says. But these foods could help.
  • The benefits of eating fruits and veggies far outweigh small exposure to pesticides

"News in Brief" for April 03, 2019


  • Three reasons why eating well is not just about food
  • Carbon pricing will change what and how we eat
  • Eating local just got easier for some North American cities

"News in Brief" for April 02, 2019


  • Why the FDA is considering a 'healthy' icon for food packaging
  • The potentially perilous promise of food allergen sensors
  • Poverty advocate disappointed by cancellation of basic income pilot

"News in Brief" for April 01, 2019


  • Unique café feeding 'forgotten' community's basic needs
  • Sweden has figured out how to keep food free of salmonella. Why can't Canada?
  • More time in the kitchen may not be the answer to feeding kids well