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 26, 2015

Why the ‘BPA-free’ label on your kid’s lunch box isn’t a safety guarantee
The Globe And Mail

Back-to-school sales are full of sparkling plastic lunch boxes in candy colours – all marked “BPA-free.” But growing evidence suggests that BPA-free products are no safer than the hard plastics they replaced. In fact, some chemical alternatives may be more potent than BPA.

Screw salads: They’re not helping you and may be hurting the planet
The National Post

There’s one food, though, that has almost nothing going for it. It occupies precious crop acreage, requires fossil fuels to be shipped, refrigerated, around the world, and adds nothing but crunch to the plate. It’s salad, and here are three main reasons why we need to rethink it.

In a world where Heinz can’t be called ketchup, what do food labels really mean anyway?
The Globe And Mail

Trendy foodie words are too often marketing tools unmoored from any meaning in the real world. They are thrown around to appeal to our collective self-image as people who eat only farm-raised local organic small-batch artisanal whatever. Very rarely does anyone regulate these words, so their abuse runs rampant.

Fresh approach to healthy habits
The Moose Jaw Times Herald

Six daycares and dayhomes within the Five Hills Health Region have been awarded with portable green boxes so that children can learn to plant their own food.