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 August 05, 2014

Do You Know About the New Nutrition Labels Coming To a Store Near You?
Huffington Post Canada

On July 14, Health Minister Rona Ambrose released details of proposed changes to make the Nutrition Facts Table easier to read and understand. Dietitian Devon Peart provides a snapshot of what to expect.

Local edible plants offer up plenty of food, medicinal uses
The Western Star

Wednesday morning, the western regional vice-chief of the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band led a guided walk for those interested in learning about local edible plants. The guided walk was in conjunction with the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band, the Western Environment Centre and the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador. The workshop was the third in a series of eight sustainable food skills workshops.

Sudburians savvy about nutrition: Poll
The Sudbury Star

The Sudbury and District Health Unit, in conjunction with Stats Canada, has completed a survey on "the importance of healthy living." The survey polled 795 randomly selected households via voluntary telephone survey in Greater Sudbury, Sudbury District and the Manitoulin area with questions on communication and civic engagement, healthy eating, physical activities and infant development.

Understanding your Hunger Cues
CTV News

VIDEO: What is My Body Trying to Tell Me? Sometimes our body acts in mysterious ways and it’s hard to know what it really wants or needs. Dietitian, Stephanie Clairmont, tell us what our hunger cues are pointing to.

Western University students tackling fresh food shortage at soup kitchen
Metro News Canada

Two Western University students are out to make sure everyone, regardless of income, has equal opportunity to eat fresh, nutritious food. It may seem like a simple task: Cooking up well-rounded meals at London soup kitchens. But, unfortunately, it’s not, volunteers say.

Why do restaurants just pile it on?
The Star

Registered dietitian Carol Harrison decries the ubiquitous oversized portions of “cheap, unhealthy food” that have increasingly replaced healthier, made-at-home meals. “When you’re served more, you’re going to eat more,” she says of the “mindless eating” trap.