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, 2018


  • Health minister to make U.S. EpiPen alternative temporarily available in Canada
  • B.C. government launches breastfeeding plan for infants in care
  • Nutrition expert advises involving kids in planning lunches

"News in Brief" for August 30, 2018


  • 'We know the problem exists': Ottawa Food Bank grapples with accessibility issue in east end
  • Prime minister directs new northern minister to update, expand Nutrition North program
  • How to make a national school food program happen

"News in Brief" for August 29, 2018


  • ‘Laxative of the sea’ being passed off as premium fish in Canada: new report
  • Food insecurity leads to higher mortality risk, a new study using Ontario data finds
  • Environmentally friendly farming practices used by nearly one third of world's farms

"News in Brief" for August 28, 2018


  • Why grow food when you can grow weed?
  • With veganism on the rise, is meat cooked?
  • California passes statewide healthy kids' meal bill

"News in Brief" for August 27, 2018


  • Cancellation of basic-income pilot project 'shocking': Orillia food bank
  • Love food, hate waste: Edmonton struggles with the cost of edibles thrown in the trash
  • Do cooking conditions affect the nutritional quality of pulses?

"News in Brief" for August 24, 2018


  • Banning fast food drive-thrus could benefit public health: study
  • Sudbury to explore backyard hen option
  • Health fear over rise in teens using protein supplements

"News in Brief" for August 23, 2018


  • Liberals vow to lift 2 million Canadians out of poverty by 2030, with no new spending
  • Health Canada reviewing whether to extend EpiPen expiry dates
  • Why a low-carb diet may not be so good for you

"News in Brief" for August 22, 2018


  • 'Alberta first': When it comes to buying food, millennials are making local a priority
  • To improve children's diets, conserve forests
  • New study shows encouraging correlations between a high Omega-3 Index and depression

"News in Brief" for August 21, 2018


  • Healthy food options lacking at recreation centres
  • Post-menopausal women see improved bone health with diet rick in soy instead of dairy, says study
  • Boston hospital borrows farm technology to boost nutrition for preemies

"News in Brief" for August 20, 2018


  • Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management
  • Baby food warning: Testing reveals some foods contain high levels of heavy metals
  • Both low and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds

"News in Brief" for August 17, 2018


  • Fraser Valley pilot project turns food waste into feasts
  • Weed-killing chemical found in popular breakfast foods
  • If the world ate the USDA-recommended diet, there wouldn't be enough land to grow it

"News in Brief" for August 16, 2018


  • Child Health Protection Act just the start of healthier food environments for kids
  • Can this startup make money by calling B.S. on food nutrition labels?
  • Eating breakfast burns more carbs during exercise and accelerates metabolism for next meal

"News in Brief" for August 15, 2018


  • Pay-to-grow produce program a win for Alberta farmers, consumers
  • Penn Medicine to eliminate sugary drinks from health campuses
  • Rethinking ketchup packets: New approach to packaging cuts food waste

"News in Brief" for August 14, 2018


  • Beluga backlash: Inuk father faces critics after sharing photo of whale harvest
  • How blockchain tech could help us track where food comes from
  • 'Carnivore diet': New social media trend criticised by nutritionists as 'very damaging'

"News in Brief" for August 13, 2018


  • London's first food bank for vegans
  • Daily Bread Food Bank brings Ontario produce to Toronto Community Housing residents
  • Weeds growing in poor city areas more nutritious than store-bought produce

"News in Brief" for August 10, 2018


  • What If We Didn’t... advertise food to children?
  • On International Day, Indigenous peoples preserve biodiversity
  • How engineering the climate could mess with our food

"News in Brief" for August 09, 2018


  • Pay-what-you-can meal at North End Halifax café aims to bring community together
  • Love Food Hate Waste campaign tackles food waste in Canada
  • Study shows chicory root fibres provide improved digestive health in young children

"News in Brief" for August 08, 2018


  • Eat your veggies! How one Newfoundland outport is battling food insecurity
  • Got the 'drunchies'? New study shows how heavy drinking affects diet
  • Can what you eat affect your mood?

"News in Brief" for August 07, 2018


  • Allergy experts warn against ‘black market solution’ to EpiPen shortage
  • Can taking supplements or certain nutrients actually improve your skin?
  • Eating crickets may benefit your gut health, scientists say

"News in Brief" for August 03, 2018


  • Food bank criticizes Ford government changes to social assistance
  • Now they're cooking with grease: UPEI culinary camp loving its new home
  • Nutrition may play a key role in early psychosis treatment: New research

"News in Brief" for August 02, 2018


  • Scrapping basic income pilot 'horrific,' former Tory senator says
  • Drinking alcohol while breastfeeding could affect child’s development, study finds
  • The climate impact of the food in the back of your fridge

"News in Brief" for August 01, 2018


  • Guelph 'choose what you pay' food market to expand to third location
  • Regulation driving sharp growth in demand for biodegradable plastics
  • Curbing young kids’ sugary beverage consumption