Leadership Centre

Supporting leadership capacity building within Ontario.

Leadership Centre website

Enhancing leadership competencies, facilitating thoughtful discussion and examination of leadership issues for public health professionals.

Visit site

Community Food Advisor

Promoting safe and nutritious food selection, preparation and storage practices.

Community Food Advisor website

Community Food Advisors work in their community to improve and promote safe and healthy food selection, preparation, and storage practices.

Visit site

Public Health and You

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

Public Health and You website

Learn about why public health plays a vital role in ensuring the health of communities across Ontario!

Visit site

Ontario Public Health Association

Committed to improving the health of Ontarians.

OPHA website

Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

Visit site

Nutrition Resource Centre

Credible public health nutrition at your fingertips.

Nutrition Resource Centre website

Strengthening the capacity of health professionals across all care settings and in all communities across Ontario.

Visit site

"News in Brief" for February 29, 2016


  • Food Matters: this New College course encourages students to snack in class
  • Lawrie McFarlane: Take closer look at organic-food regulations
  • Our food issues are so much bigger than overpriced cauliflower

"News in Brief" for February 26, 2016


  • Community gardens offer more than food
  • More monitoring for Ontario’s greenhouse growers
  • The bitter truth about produce: Nutrition lost in quest for taste

"News in Brief" for February 25, 2016


  • Victoria cannabis users lobby for food products
  • Non-profit food group may be coming to ‘The Shoppes at Stonegate'
  • 6 ways to sneak lentils and beans into everyday recipes

"News in Brief" for February 24, 2016


  • Hungry for an education: university students experiencing food insecurity, says Acadia study
  • Fruit and veggie box companies focus on local produce to keep prices down
  • Vancouver urban farm bylaw to regulate growing industry

"News in Brief" for February 23, 2016


  • Health centre program approved
  • Fish farms could soon grow kelp alongside salmon
  • Yukon Research Centre offers cash prize for food security, agriculture ideas

"News in Brief" for February 22, 2016


  • Ontario non-profit asks people to skip a meal for Nunavut
  • Government should do more to support agricultural science
  • Rising food prices push Canadian inflation to 2%

"News in Brief" for February 19, 2016


  • Ryerson student's green roof farming company looking up
  • Arctic festival to draw attention to food insecurity due to climate change
  • Low-income families struggle to feed their kids healthy foods as prices rise

"News in Brief" for February 18, 2016


  • Is eating too much fish during pregnancy tied to childhood obesity?
  • Kindergarten teacher knows the importance of promoting healthy eating
  • Less expensive root veggies get a star turn

"News in Brief" for February 17, 2016


  • U of C study suggests junk food causes mice to overeat
  • United Way funds collective kitchens
  • Omnivores sink teeth into meat-alternatives market

"News in Brief" for February 16, 2016


  • No Butz about it: organic farming is making big inroads
  • Study looks to find out when babies should get solid food
  • Surprising diet myths and predictions of an insect-filled future

"News in Brief" for February 12, 2016


  • Local health unit offers advice on overcoming sticker shock at the grocery stores
  • Farmers weigh in on “consumer demand”
  • Food costs rising, but Canada fares well

"News in Brief" for February 11, 2016


  • Thousands struggling to afford healthy foods
  • Vancouver city requirements curb urban farming enthusiasm
  • Agriculture conference looks to dispel student misconceptions about farming jobs

"News in Brief" for February 10, 2016


  • Pickering youth appeal to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to use proposed airport lands for agriculture
  • Should sugary drinks face a 20 per cent tax? Dietitians call for extra tax to curb obesity
  • Common gene variant influences food choices

"News in Brief" for February 09, 2016


  • National food strategy will include aboriginal input, says Agriculture Minister
  • Eating closer to home, wiser use of food helps curb the food bill
  • The high price of cauliflower: How ‘putting all of our eggs in one basket’ is proving disastrous

"News in Brief" for February 08, 2016


  • Saskatoon urban farmers use loaned backyards to grow food
  • Hamilton food banks feel pain of spiking food prices
  • Basic income guarantee a good idea for food and farmers

"News in Brief" for February 05, 2016


  • Kale salad worse than a Double Big Mac? Healthier fast food choices possible, dietitian says
  • Food industry looks to Congress as GMO labeling law nears
  • What's good for hens is good for business

"News in Brief" for February 04, 2016


  • Fight food insecurity with income, Molly McCracken writes
  • The Niagara Farm Project: creating a self-reliant food economy
  • Healthy-ish eating: What you need to know

"News in Brief" for February 03, 2016


  • Halifax hospital incorporates food preparation, cooking in eating disorder treatment
  • Quebec health groups want warning labels on sugary drinks
  • Canada's food banks fear shortage crisis due to price of fresh foods

"News in Brief" for February 02, 2016


  • Moncton man grows superfoods in tire factory basement
  • Starving for an education
  • Regina Food Bank teaching cooking and budgeting classes

"News in Brief" for February 01, 2016


  • Anishinaabe cook uses language to teach about traditional food
  • Island Food Skills Initiative to become 'truly Island initiative'
  • Food beyond 'best before' dates being sold in Windsor, but it's not illegal