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
Orangeville Banner

An innovative project focused on farming, local food and community is coming to Erin District High School (EDHS).

200 Canadian doctors say the Canada Food Guide is making us sick
Cantechletter.com

An open letter signed by almost 200 Canadian physicians has been sent to federal Health Minister Jane Philpott urging the federal government to make substantial upgrades to the Canada Food Guide.

Canada: Health Canada consultations on the prohibition of partially hydrogenated oils in foods and front-of-package nutrition labelling
Mondaq.com

In his November 2015 mandate letter, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tasked the Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health with, among other things, introducing restrictions on the marketing of unhealthy food and beverages to children, creating tougher regulations toward the elimination of trans fats and the reduction of salt in processed foods, and improving food labels to provide more information on added sugars and artificial dyes in processed foods.

Nutrition Basics: The best probiotic foods to eat
Globe and Mail

Probiotic foods can offer health benefits by promoting the activity of good bacteria in your gut. Leslie Beck explains what to add to your diet so you don't miss out.

Game-changing blueprint for obesity definition, diagnosis and treatment challenges the medical staus quo
Digital Journal

The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) and the American College of Endocrinology (ACE) released a bold position statement that redefines the medical diagnostic term for obesity as a far-reaching, complications-centric chronic disease state whose measurement goes beyond the traditional singular focus on Body Mass Index, or BMI.

What changes are coming to the Nutrition Facts label?
Michigan State University Extention

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made it mandatory for packaged foods to include a new nutrition label. This new label must be included on the packaging by July 26, 2018, (or 2019 for companies w/ smaller sales).