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 19, 2015

A guide to seven hard-to-pronounce food additives
The Globe and Mail

Leslie Beck: For many people, reading a list of food additives is like trying to decipher a foreign language. Long-winded names of chemical compounds can cause concern and confusion. Here’s a quick guide to seven common foods additives: what they are used for, and whether they’re safe or controversial. 

The hidden disease: Why aren't more doctors treating eating disorders?
The Globe and Mail

An estimated 1,500 Canadians die every year as a result of an eating disorder. Yet, in the five years it takes to complete a psychiatry residency training program, residents typically receive only three hours of instruction on eating disorders, according to Toronto psychiatrist Dr. Blake Woodside.

Direct from farm to food bank, thanks to a bountiful summer
The Times Colonist

The farm gleaning project is just one of several initiatives that aims to expand the Greater Victoria Food Share Network, an effort to increase local food security. Another example is a food rescue project that would see extra produce from Thrifty Foods distributed to food banks.

Summer nutrition: Eating healthy on the road
CTV News

As the summer heat rolls in, our thoughts turn to vacation and fun-filled adventures on the beach or in the mountains. Getting there is half the battle, but there's no need to pull into the drive-through when it's time for lunch.