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

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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 July 17, 2014

7 nutrition tips for Ramadan fasting
Global News

Lakeridge Health dietitian Aysha Sidiqi and Cleveland Clinic Canada dietitian Jennifer Sygo offer their tips on what to eat and what to avoid as Muslims complete the final stretch of Ramadan.

Physical activity needs for health payoffs often underestimated
CBC News

About 15 per cent of adults and fewer than 10 per cent of teens meet physical activity guidelines for health benefits, with some not really realizing what it takes to make gains, according to Statistics Canada. The agency compared self-reported physical activity during leisure time and objectively measured movements with a device called an accelerometer that is worn on the waist.

Saskatchewan researcher focuses on nutrition in stroke rehab
Global News

A University of Saskatchewan (U of S) researcher believes that practitioners need to focus more on nutrition in the rehabilitation process of stroke patients. “What our work’s been showing is that the brain responds to the nutritional state, so our work suggests that you need optimal nutrition to support the best brain recovery,” said Phyllis Paterson, a U of S stroke researcher.

Reworking nutrition labels a good start, Sudbury dietitian says
CBC News

Earlier this week Health Canada announced a range of proposed changes. One of these was to list the amount of added sugars in the nutrition facts table. Tammy Cheguis, a dietitian with the Sudbury and District Health Unit, said Canada needs to create recommendations for sugar in the same way it does for fat and salt.