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 20, 2016

How turning vacant buildings into urban farms can help eliminate food deserts and reduce emissions
Alternet.org

One woman's mission to erase a food desert in Washington, D.C., tackles both nutrition and the climate.

Junk food ads disproportionately target black children, according to new study
Food.mic

Childhood obesity affects almost every population in the United States — but fast food advertisers are making sure that black children are especially vulnerable.

Study tied to food industry tries to discredit sugar guidelines
The New York Times

A prominent medical journal on Monday published a scathing attack on global health advice to eat less sugar, which quickly elicited sharp criticism because the authors have ties to the food and sugar industries.

Urgent research shift needed to fight dual threat of malnutrition & obesity
NutraIngredients USA

Leading researchers and experts in nutrition policy have come together to propose a global research agenda that aims to shift the focus and find solutions to global issues of food security and under nutrition.

Waste not, want not - that expired food is far from rotten
Timeslive

A widely-held belief that food becomes “off”, rotten or a food poisoning risk the day after its “expiry date” has consumers around the world throwing away huge amounts of perfectly safe, edible food.

Sushi, beef and cheese: A food expert's guide to avoiding fake food
Independent UK

Best-selling writer Larry Olmsted spent four years digging deep into the world of fake food.