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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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

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"News in Brief" for July 14, 2014

Government of Canada proposes changes to nutrition information on food labels
Canadian Newswire

Additional commentary on food label consultations. Includes quotes from the Minister of Health, Dietitians of Canada, and the Canadian Diabetes Association.

Infant formula bottles with broken seals prompt food safety warning
CBC News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency is advising consumers to inspect infant formula containers before buying them, following complains that some bottles were tampered with in stores west of Toronto.

Ottawa seeks overhaul of how food labels measure sugar intake
The Globe

Ottawa is proposing changes to packaged food labels, in a bid to help consumers better understand the sugar content of the foods they eat. For the first time, prepared food labels would list the share of daily recommended intake of sugar – a component that is linked to obesity, heart disease and tooth decay – as well as a second line item indicating how much sugar has been added by the manufacturer. Ottawa is proposing a daily total sugar consumption of 100 grams.

Nutrition labels to be 'easier to read,' Health Canada proposes
CBC News

Health Minister Rona Ambrose launches online public consultations on suggested changes. Health Canada is proposing changes to nutrition labels on food that would make them easier to read. The proposed labels would emphasize calories, change the order of nutrients to focus on nutrients Canadians may want less of, and require information about the amount of "added sugars." The consultations run for 60 days, until Sept. 11. For more information please click here.