Leadership Centre

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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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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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"News in Brief" for August 24, 2016

Syrian refugee agricultural project launches in Colborne
Northumberland News

Farmers Feed the World is a pilot project, which will be launched at the end of August at the AgriFood Venture Centre in Colborne, and assist government- and community-sponsored refugees learn how to make a living in agriculture in Ontario.

How much sugar are your kids eating? Take a look at 3 new sugar limit guidelines
Global News

The American Heart Association has issued its recommendations on added sugar, urging parents to make sure children between two and 18 are eating fewer than six teaspoons per day.

David Suzuki: How much food can cities produce?
The Georgia Straight

Along with concerns about climate change and the distances much of our food travels from farm to plate, that has spurred a renewed interest in producing food where people live.

Is it time for McDonald’s to rethink the ethics of the Happy Meal?
Globe and Mail

The Rio Olympics are over, and the big winner, as usual, is the International Olympic Committee, with its massive sponsorship deals. Well-known companies such as Coke and Kellogg’s have poured millions into the IOC, but the biggest name in Olympic food sponsorship may well be McDonald’s.

Systematic review looks at relationship of dietary patterns, food groups and longevity
Nutraingredients USA

Researchers in Iran systematically reviewed 17 human studies that looked at how a person’s diet may affect telomere length, which is recognized as a biomarker of aging. They reported “results were inconsistent” for food other than fruits and vegetables.