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

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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 27, 2015

Mind the gap: Difference between Canadian and U.S. childhood obesity rate is ‘falsely reassuring’
The National Post

Children in Canada have lower obesity rates than their U.S. counterparts, but health experts aren’t finding much relief in the numbers. In a report released Tuesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that the obesity rate among Canadians aged 3 to 19-years-old was 13 per cent compared to 17.5 per cent in the U.S.

Parent and teen weight relate to feeding practices
The London Free Press

A new study helps identify which parents of teens are most likely to use feeding practices that have been linked with unhealthy outcomes. Parents most often pressure their teen to eat when neither they nor the teen are overweight, while when parents and teens are both overweight, parents most often use food restriction, the researchers found.

Richmond residents feed appetite for local eats
The Vancouver Sun

Could you survive on a diet exclusively of food that was produced in your city? A group of resourceful Richmond residents are giving it a shot this week as part of a local-eating challenge and fundraiser.

Salmonella research receives $10 million
Food in Canada

Researchers at McGill University and Université Laval will receive close to $10 million over the next four years from Genome Canada and Génome Québec to study Salmonella in fruits and vegetables.