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 February 28, 2014


  • Weight loss starts with the mind, not the body, MD says
  • New Nutrition Labels on food packages would highlight calories and sugars
  • Nutrition labels on food packaging under microscope in U.S., Canada

"News in Brief" for February 27, 2014


  • The couch potato ‘diet’: Can laziness lead to better eating?
  • FDA proposes new nutrition labels to reflect realistic serving sizes
  • U.S. child care provider to adopt Michelle Obama's healthy eating and activity rules

"News in Brief" for February 26, 2014


  • Government study says preschooler obesity fell sharply
  • Reducing Sugar - A Priority for Canadians During Nutrition Month
  • Personalizing health system will improve care, says report

"News in Brief" for February 25, 2014


  • Supermarket confusion: In the produce aisle
  • Ontario law to force calorie count on fast-food menus
  • Helping Families Make Healthy Food Choices

"News in Brief" for February 24, 2014


  • Simply Cook and Enjoy!
  • Prostate cancer chances rise with vitamin E, selenium supplements
  • Yukon project helps develop diabetes screening tool

"News in Brief" for February 21, 2014


  • Have two minutes? Use them this way to double your weight loss
  • Ontario chain restaurants should display calories on menus: NDP health critic

"News in Brief" for February 20, 2014


  • Beef products recalled in Canada, U.S. over concerns of ‘unsound’ meat
  • Toronto Morning: What you need to know today
  • Scientists raise concerns over chemicals leaching into food from packaging

"News in Brief" for February 19, 2014


  • 2 El Monterey brand products recalled due to diseased beef concerns
  • Are chemical additives always a bad thing?
  • Toronto street-food rules might finally be cooking

"News in Brief" for February 18, 2014


  • Sugary drinks need warnings, California lawmaker says
  • How a spinach omelette can sharpen your reflexes
  • An alkaline diet has pros, but there is no proof you can change your pH level

"News in Brief" for February 14, 2014


  • Moncton YMCA closes food bank, opens community food centre
  • Community Food Centres Canada helps to open a new food centre in Regent Park
  • ‘Eat like a Greek?’ Decoding the Mediterranean diet

"News in Brief" for February 13, 2014


  • Reality check: Does your BMI increase each time you eat fast food?
  • Buddy system helps kids burn calories, Canadian study shows
  • How much sugar is it safe to eat daily, given the links to heart disease, cancer that are popping up?

"News in Brief" for February 12, 2014


  • Older kids can help reduce diabetes in younger ones: Manitoba study
  • Jensen Cheese brand Old Cheddar Cheese recalled
  • More locally-grown food on students' breakfast plates this year

"News in Brief" for February 11, 2014


  • Kraft removes artificial preservatives in its most popular cheese slices
  • Rise of technology contributing to diabetes, obesity in developing world
  • Sudbury schools promote healthy eating

"News in Brief" for February 10, 2014


  • Caffeine common for kids, even preschoolers: study
  • Why some food labeled as 'natural' may be anything but
  • Four more groups urge Ottawa to set sugar limits

"News in Brief" for February 07, 2014


  • Companies push voluntary labels on genetically modified food, states consider requiring them
  • Eating disorder activist says system 'failed' Carla Lamb
  • Subway agrees to end use of controversial chemical after food blogger Vani Hari's protest

"News in Brief" for February 06, 2014


  • Food insecurity in Canada growing worse
  • Windsor-Essex County Health Unit to tackle child obesity
  • 'Alarming' level of naivete about cancer's link to poor diet, report warns

"News in Brief" for February 05, 2014


  • What Canadians know, think, and want when it comes to food insecurity and children: from small change, comes big change
  • Added sugars in diet linked to heart disease deaths
  • Why measuring your blood pressure matters – even for teens

"News in Brief" for February 04, 2014


  • Landmark study aims to find the causes of cancer and other diseases - Will help improve prevention efforts by understanding why some people get cancer
  • Excess sugar can triple risk of dying of heart disease: report
  • Excess sugar may triple risk of heart problems: U.S. study

"News in Brief" for February 03, 2014


  • Heart attack and stroke survivors face barriers to get healthier
  • Tracking fat, salt and sugar: Informed Dining program rolls out at Canadian restaurants
  • New program to give diners the goods on nutrition