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 12, 2015

Do baby formula ads in medical journals influence doctors?
The Globe And Mail

Earlier this year, doctors across the country opened the pages of the official journal of the Canadian Paediatric Society and found a six-page insert touting baby formula. The ad was designed to look like a journal article, with a list of scientific advisers on the front page and the words “Expert Discussion Forum” included in bold.

Rising diabetes, obesity rates may put ethnic groups' heart health at risk
CBC News

Heart disease and stroke risks showed "striking differences" for South Asian men, black men and women and Chinese men over a 12-year period, a new Canadian study suggests. Obesity rates rose among all of the ethnic groups, with the largest relative increase among Chinese men, Maria Chiu, a scientist at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences in Toronto and her team reported in Monday's issue of the journal BMJ Open.

Club Monaco launches local farmers’ market at Toronto flagship
Global News

High-end fashion retailer Club Monaco launched their first-ever farmers market at their flagship store in Toronto, offering trendy treats to customers from some of the city’s top local food and flower offerings.

It’s time to stop wasting so much food
The National Post

In Canada, food waste — personal, commercial and industrial — is at an all-time high: $31-billion in food is wasted per year. The numbers should be shocking, but they don’t even seem that surprising, given a general cultural preoccupation with perfection and abundance.