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 31, 2017


  • Health unit tackles food insecurity
  • Sowing knowledge: Provincial program to educate Islanders about local food
  • Trimming fat from your diet? New study says that could raise risk of early death by nearly a quarter

"News in Brief" for August 30, 2017


  • Greenhouse under construction at Roots to Harvest garden
  • You going to eat that? Ottawa group gets grant to combat food waste
  • Brain food: Kindergarteners get head start with nutrition education at EMSB

"News in Brief" for August 29, 2017


  • Mobile greenhouse showcases Ontario's indoor crops
  • B.C. First Nations push province to revoke salmon farm licences
  • With Whole Foods acquisition, Amazon is able to democratize organics

"News in Brief" for August 28, 2017


  • After the Party: How Indigenous city-dwellers fill up when promises go unfulfilled
  • Food fight: Health Canada, advertisers argue over protecting kids from junk food ads
  • A surprising number of nutrition students struggle with eating disorders

"News in Brief" for August 25, 2017


  • Rise in food bank use hints at larger issue across region
  • A month without sugar: One dietitian’s day-by-day tell-all
  • Apples and bananas: Getting families talking at the grocery store

"News in Brief" for August 24, 2017


  • NAN symposium focuses on traditional foods, food preparation
  • McDonald's to cut global antibiotic use in chickens
  • Reality check: Is too much ‘good’ cholesterol bad for you?

"News in Brief" for August 23, 2017


  • What’s old is new again at first Ontario Fermentation Festival – in Picton
  • Gathering Place keeping pace with rising food demand
  • Nectarines are the next big thing in Ontario fruit: The New Farm

"News in Brief" for August 22, 2017


  • Hey kids! The hunt is on for veggies and fruit!
  • BYOV to garden party
  • Ottawa's first no waste grocery store opens

"News in Brief" for August 21, 2017


  • Hope Blooms hits the road to help seniors
  • Scientist wants fifth food group added to Canada’s Food Guide
  • Districts required to have policy to reduce ‘lunch shaming’

"News in Brief" for August 18, 2017


  • Local initiative attempts to address the issue of food waste
  • Too much standing is bad, study finds — it's time to move
  • Cost of healthy eating in Alberta discussed at Red Deer meeting

"News in Brief" for August 17, 2017


  • Rooftop farm puts Ryerson in good stead
  • Study links hunger in residential schools to Indigenous health problems today
  • High obesity rates may impact Sask. health care costs

"News in Brief" for August 16, 2017


  • Advertisers decry Canada’s proposed restrictions on marketing food to kids
  • ‘Environmental entrapment’: Is the food industry conspiring to make you fat?
  • A nutrition scientist predicts a future in which pizza is nutritious as a superfood

"News in Brief" for August 15, 2017


  • Prejudice may push low-income shoppers to unhealthy options
  • Low population stopping downtown grocery stores: report
  • Pressure mounts to ban junk food marketing to children

"News in Brief" for August 14, 2017


  • Blenders on a bike
  • Ontario wants to ban food waste from trash bags in five years
  • CMAJ article links hunger in residential schools to type 2 diabetes, obesity

"News in Brief" for August 11, 2017


  • Aurora facilities to offer new power boost menu to promote healthy eating
  • Local food a win-win for Northumberland
  • Spreading the word about the agri-food industry

"News in Brief" for August 10, 2017


  • Canada’s food guide overhaul opens industry battle over meat and dairy
  • 1 in 5 sausages tested across Canada contained different meat than labelled, study finds
  • The future of food: National food policy consultation in Charlottetown

"News in Brief" for August 09, 2017


  • Baltimore is redesigning access to healthy food
  • 9 TED talks that will change the way you think about food
  • Kids learn healthy eating habits, active living at Operation Fit

"News in Brief" for August 08, 2017


  • Canada’s best-selling fast foods in Q2: Did your favourite make the cut?
  • Limiting access to fast-food restaurants unlikely to reduce obesity
  • Nutrition plans based on DNA tests raise questions

"News in Brief" for August 04, 2017


  • Fresh Food Initiative encourages Island community cooperation
  • Renfrew County dietitian recognized by board of health for provincial award
  • Guelph vending machines promote drinking water over juice and pop

"News in Brief" for August 03, 2017


  • Where to find healthy and local food options at eight Toronto colleges and universities
  • Fighting poverty wwith food security
  • Kids, cash, and snacks: What motivates a healthier food choice?

"News in Brief" for August 02, 2017


  • Campaign targets sugary drinks
  • Report looks at how global subsidies affect Canada’s competitiveness
  • Walmart Foundation announces new grants available for Canadian organizations focused on reducing food waste

"News in Brief" for August 01, 2017


  • Syrian newcomers add another layer to Canadian food identity
  • ‘Driest it’s been in 20 years’: N.B. farms in desperate need of rain
  • Get your fill of local fare on Food Day: The New Farm