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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Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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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 December 19, 2016

Healthy eating 'out of reach' for many in Windsor-Essex
CBC News

It costs a family of four $203.03 per week to eat healthy, a dollar amount that is 'unattainable' for many families in Windsor-Essex, according to a new Windsor-Essex County Health Unit report.

Carbon tax could compromise Canadian food sovereignty
Globe and Mail

From farm to fork, our food is responsible for around 25 per cent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions. This is much higher than what most people would think. Whether we realize it or not, every decision a consumer makes when picking what to eat has an impact on our environment, and many want to do something about it.

OPINION: It's misguided to deny industry input into new Canada's Food Guide
Localexpress.ca

It's misguided to suggest that industry's input into the guide is or would be malicious. Certainly, industry seeks to make a profit, but it's also there to feed us. And it can draw the line between what is economically possible and the arbitrarily ideological.

WHO warns on kids’ digital exposure to junk-food ads
AMA Wire

Digital marketing of unhealthy foods to children poses a unique risk. Marketers can tailor ads to those most likely to buy the products, taking advantage of children’s vulnerability online and contributing to childhood obesity around the world, the World Health Organization cautions in a comprehensive report on the subject.

Access to Healthy Food promotes healthy eating year-round for children, adults
Columbia Missourian

Despite the cold winter months ahead, low-income families in Columbia have access to fresh, affordable produce and foods thanks to a program created by the nonprofit Sustainable Farms & Communities: Access to Healthy Food.

Study links nutrition to brain health and intelligence in older adults
Eurekalert

A study of older adults links consumption of a pigment found in leafy greens to the preservation of "crystallized intelligence," the ability to use the skills and knowledge one has acquired over a lifetime.

Twelve organizations promoting urban agriculture around the world
Foodtank

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) defines urban agriculture as “the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities” to provide fresh food, generate employment, recycle waste, and strengthen cities’ resilience to climate change.