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 January 31, 2014


  • Fighting Type 2 Diabetes
  • Sports drinks unnecessary, counterproductive for most people
  • Eating disorder patient seeks $60K online for health care

"News in Brief" for January 30, 2014


  • Caffeine use disorder made worse by lack of labelling of amounts on cups, products: U.S. study
  • ‘Weight fate’ of children may be set as early as kindergarten as obesity experts highlight disease’s progression in new U.S. study
  • Nearly half of obese 8th graders were overweight in preschool

"News in Brief" for January 28, 2014


  • A one-man mission to change our bad eating habits
  • Thinking of going gluten-free? Mind these dietitian's tips
  • Debunking three diet myths athletes fall for: Put down that protein bar and pick up some toast after training

"News in Brief" for January 27, 2014


  • Alkaline diet's scientific basis 'taken out of context'
  • Lingonberries could prevent obesity and diabetes: study
  • Sobeys recalls frozen stir-fry vegetables

"News in Brief" for January 24, 2014


  • Ontario's Healthy Kids Strategy
  • FDA to revise nutrition facts label, make calories more prominent
  • Taming the Cookie Monster: Sesame Street, heart doctor launch project to boost kids' health

"News in Brief" for January 23, 2014


  • Turn down heat to reduce obesity risk, scientists propose
  • 13 tips for eating healthier in 2014
  • Mediterranean diet may be good for leg arteries, research suggests

"News in Brief" for January 22, 2014


  • Diet pop linked to eating more solid foods for overweight, obese people: U.S. study
  • Diet soda may be causing you to overeat: study
  • How to save money and maintain a Mediterranean diet

"News in Brief" for January 21, 2014


  • Paternal obesity at time of conception can lead to overweight kids: study
  • Trying to build muscle? Don't cut the carbs
  • Nutrition fact or fallacy: Does drinking coffee dehydrate you?

"News in Brief" for January 20, 2014


  • U of T study debunks science behind popular 'blood type' diet
  • Healthier Food Choices for High School Students
  • Why we should consider obesity a disease

"News in Brief" for January 17, 2014


  • It's not just calories that count: Canadians hungry for more complete nutrition picture from restaurants
  • Drinking linked to faster mental decline in men
  • Google unveils contact lens that monitors glucose levels

"News in Brief" for January 16, 2014


  • Supermarket confusion: What’s for breakfast?
  • E. coli poisoning leaves 7 sick after eating at Marché 27
  • Study dispels ‘obesity paradox’ idea for diabetics

"News in Brief" for January 15, 2014


  • Detox cleanses may not live up to the hype
  • Moose Jaw tackles obesity with free program for 1,000 residents
  • Living in the suburbs could be affecting your weight, study shows

"News in Brief" for January 14, 2014


  • Food of the future: Bugs, seaweed and vertical farms
  • Obesity risk for 'disadvantaged youth' persists
  • New research highlights the link between poverty and obesity among teens

"News in Brief" for January 13, 2014


  • Which butter is better for you: almond or peanut?
  • Why are health experts calling sugar 'the new tobacco?'

"News in Brief" for January 10, 2014


  • Pesticide levels on some organic produce indicate use was deliberate
  • Doctors lobby against U.S. food stamp cuts
  • Mediterranean diet gets a prairie makeover

"News in Brief" for January 09, 2014


  • Food companies cut 6.4 trillion calories from products after 2010 pledge
  • The anti-detox: ‘Poo therapy’ will replace cleanses, fashionable detoxes, U.S. experts say
  • Is intermittent fasting the latest diet trend?

"News in Brief" for January 08, 2014


  • Gallery: Tips for healthy snacking
  • Pesticide residue found on nearly half of organic produce
  • Sodium in 1 restaurant meal tops recommended daily intake

"News in Brief" for January 06, 2014


  • Asthma: Altering diet may ease symptoms
  • The four local vegetables that will get you through winter
  • Research sheds light on eating disorders in young men

"News in Brief" for January 03, 2014


  • Processed foods: Why Canadians may not be getting the nutrition they expect
  • General Mills begins selling Cheerios without GM ingredients
  • Obesity on the rise in developing nations

"News in Brief" for January 02, 2014


  • Make 'simple food swaps' for good health, families told
  • Counting change and calories: Thanks to health law, vending machines to post nutritional info
  • New Year's resolutions: The best apps to reach your goals