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, 2018


  • Eastern Ontario Health Unit helps you with your grocery list
  • Soy is the best plant-based alternative to cow's milk, new study suggests
  • Metro grocery chain to run scan-and-go pilot project

"News in Brief" for January 30, 2018


  • Amazon opens first automated grocery store in Seattle
  • CTV London: drinking dangers
  • Nutrition tips: ten pre-run snacks to help fuel your performance

"News in Brief" for January 29, 2018


  • Overcoming the top roadblocks to healthier eating
  • Ontario restaurant owners say minimum-wage hike forcing them to cut, alter menus
  • A kale salad to use up every leftover winter veggie in your fridge

"News in Brief" for January 26, 2018


  • Curb those cravings: The tasty yet nutritious answers to the midafternoon slump
  • Is there such a thing as zero calorie food?
  • Supporting growth of Ontario food and beverage businesses

"News in Brief" for January 25, 2018


  • 8 so-called ‘superfoods’ of 2018 and what experts actually think of them
  • Real benefits? Or just buzz words? How to make sense of 'healthy' food labels
  • Thunder Bay health unit says 1st year public food safety scores a success

"News in Brief" for January 24, 2018


  • Why you should follow the Mediterranean ‘diet’ – and how to do it
  • Vegan poké, almond-based cheese: Vancouver's latest food trends
  • Finland rolls out nutrition guidelines for pre-schoolers

"News in Brief" for January 23, 2018


  • Supermarkets under pressure to reveal amount of plastic they create
  • Province growing Northern Ontario's Agri-Food sector
  • Consumption of sugar may be linked to global obesity and diabetes epidemic: study

"News in Brief" for January 22, 2018


  • Sudbury dietitian offers tips for successful New Year's resolutions
  • Canada must rethink health spending strategy
  • New program offers diet and nutritional information to Sask. First Nations free of charge

"News in Brief" for January 19, 2018


  • Gluten-free food isn't healthier for you, new study indicates
  • Ryerson to take part in study on food insecurity
  • 'Entire aisles are empty': Whole Foods employees reveal why stores are facing a crisis of food shortages

"News in Brief" for January 18, 2018


  • What’s new in food and nutrition for 2018
  • Mexico and Hungary tried junk food taxes — and they seem to be working
  • Our bodies may be treating fast food like an invading bacterial infection — and it could be killing us

"News in Brief" for January 17, 2018


  • Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers: study
  • Commercials are selling teens on junk food — to the tune of 520 extra snacks a year
  • Diabetes Canada closing some summer camps in N.B., P.E.I. and Ottawa

"News in Brief" for January 16, 2018


  • Health Canada says processed-food makers aren't cutting enough salt
  • Iceland becomes first supermarket to go 'plastic-free' for own brand products in landmark announcement
  • Energy drinks affecting young Canadians' health: Waterloo study

"News in Brief" for January 15, 2018


  • Food safety violations climb at Ottawa seniors' homes
  • Instagram loves the Whole30 diet — but nutrition experts don't
  • 'It's really not advisable': experts warn against 'raw water' trend

"News in Brief" for January 12, 2018


  • Free access to dietitians for First Nations Communities in Saskatchewan
  • The best healthy eating advice we took from 2017
  • With the recent outbreak of E. coli, what can I do to safely prepare raw vegetables?

"News in Brief" for January 11, 2018


  • Etobicoke parents advocate for school nutrition funding in Toronto budget
  • Sugar tax: why health experts want it but politicians and industry are resisting
  • Ontario's university students want quality, local food, report finds

"News in Brief" for January 10, 2018


  • Hospital becomes first to ban all sugary food and drink
  • 'Local' food means from Ontario to our MPP but not to all of us
  • Wage hike triggers food industry divide

"News in Brief" for January 09, 2018


  • Here’s a $50 grocery list for an entire week of healthy eating
  • Act banning food advertising to children 'extremely important,' says prof
  • Christy Brissette: If you think grocery stores are playing tricks on you, they really are

"News in Brief" for January 08, 2018


  • Are you handling your food safely? One expert says probably not
  • Exploring the connections between nutrition and learning
  • The term “generally recognized as safe”? You can now generally recognize as sound

"News in Brief" for January 05, 2018


  • Less meat, more choice: a look at key food issues in 2018
  • Some thought food guide messaging told them to become vegetarians
  • PETA wants ‘meat tax’ to steer Canadians toward plant-based diet

"News in Brief" for January 04, 2018


  • Are ‘natural’ foods really better for you?
  • Former advertising executive reveals junk food-pushing tactics
  • How France became a global leader in curbing food waste

"News in Brief" for January 03, 2018


  • 40% of U of S students face issues around food insecurity, study shows
  • E. coli outbreak leaves two dead — one in Canada, one in the U.S.
  • Meat tax ‘inevitable’ to beat climate and health crises, says report

"News in Brief" for January 02, 2018


  • StatsCan selects Ottawa for national health survey
  • Opening supermarkets in food deserts improves health of residents, even if they don’t buy healthier food
  • Limit kids' snacking to two a day urges UK health agency