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 December 22, 2016


  • Student-led teaching farm coming to local high school
  • 200 Canadian doctors say the Canada Food Guide is making us sick
  • Canada: Health Canada consultations on the prohibition of partially hydrogenated oils in foods and front-of-package nutrition labelling

"News in Brief" for December 21, 2016


  • 2016: The year of the sugar tax
  • Consumers assume food must be expensive to be healthy: Study
  • Is 'milk' the food industry's new four-letter word?

"News in Brief" for December 20, 2016


  • How turning vacant buildings into urban farms can help eliminate food deserts and reduce emissions
  • Junk food ads disproportionately target black children, according to new study
  • Study tied to food industry tries to discredit sugar guidelines

"News in Brief" for December 19, 2016


  • Healthy eating 'out of reach' for many in Windsor-Essex
  • Carbon tax could compromise Canadian food sovereignty
  • OPINION: It's misguided to deny industry input into new Canada's Food Guide

"News in Brief" for December 16, 2016


  • Tax credit for farmers who help fill food bank shelves
  • Nutrition labels on packaged foods to change: Health Canada
  • Trump may pose a threat to Michelle Obama’s legacy — and the health of Americans

"News in Brief" for December 15, 2016


  • Green apple program promotes healthy eating
  • Good fats part of healthy diet, doctor says
  • Probiotics have a ‘positive effect’ on stress and anxiety: Meta-analysis

"News in Brief" for December 14, 2016


  • Province wide program helping kids to eat healthy
  • Leslie Beck: Nuts in your diet may help you live longer, study finds
  • Holiday food traditions from around the world

"News in Brief" for December 13, 2016


  • Choline: The nutrient you didn’t know you were missing
  • Wild meat deliveries bring traditional food to Indigenous people in Sask. urban centres
  • Health Canada rules ask for science behind natural products' claim

"News in Brief" for December 12, 2016


  • Who will be hit hardest if Canada’s food prices go up in 2017?
  • Food makers have opportunity to address elderly micronutrient needs
  • How ‘food apartheid’ is punishing some Venezuelans

"News in Brief" for December 09, 2016


  • 'Nutrient density, flavour and crunch' of microgreens pack a punch against imported vegetables
  • Majority of Albertans support tax on pop, other sugary drinks: survey
  • Canadian farm exports remain strong, for now

"News in Brief" for December 08, 2016


  • Seafood consumption 15 times higher among Indigenous
  • Hate cooking? N.B. entrepreneurs create futuristic food replacement
  • Food policy is not the answer to obesity: Harvard professor

"News in Brief" for December 07, 2016


  • City to consider helping food study
  • Is chocolate really good for you? UBC scientists make new tool to measure antioxidants
  • Maple Leaf launches new food security organization

"News in Brief" for December 06, 2016


  • High-protein yellow peas pump up products
  • Winter greens: P.E.I. farmers taking a more year-round approach
  • Canada’s food guide should be modernized with consumers in mind

"News in Brief" for December 05, 2016


  • Nutrition North failing to keep food healthy and affordable: study
  • 12 foods dietitians always keep stocked in their fridges, freezers and pantries
  • Food-systems planners are playing a growing role in municipal policy

"News in Brief" for December 02, 2016


  • Do adults grow out of picky eating habits from childhood?
  • How drinking too much water can lead to a medical emergency
  • Heart disease: Consuming too much saturated fat may raise risk

"News in Brief" for December 01, 2016


  • A whale of a fight: Inuit seek to protect their food source
  • Canadian produce industry meets with Members of Parliament
  • Rewrite food allergy warning labels, science panel urges