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

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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

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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 06, 2014

‘Gluten-free’ doesn’t mean it’s healthier
The Globe

Dietitian Leslie Beck provides tips on consuming more fibre, protein, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants, regardless of your tolerance level for gluten.

Child Nutrition Dietitian Denounces Curing Picky Eaters and Offers a New Perspective
Digital Journal

Dietitian Kristen Yarker, who specializes in child nutrition and feeding, teaches parents how to help their children try new foods on their own, without being forced or tricked into it.

Dairy products high in saturated fats may protect against diabetes
The Post

Cambridge University and the Medical Research Council studied the diets of more than 340,000 people to see if there was a link between saturated fat and the development of diabetes. The study was funded by the European Commission and the findings appear in the journal The Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology. However, health experts cautioned against adding more dairy fat into diets.

More time driving increases obesity risk, study suggests
CBC News

A study out of the University of Calgary conducted a review of 10 studies done in different countries, including one in Calgary. Public Health Researcher and co-author Gavin McCormack suggests to choose healthier and more active transportation alternatives, such as walking and cycling. McCormack says it is important information for policy makers and urban planners to keep in mind for new construction around the city.