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 July 31, 2018


  • Windsor food wastes to be banned from regular trash, starting in 2022
  • Cooking oil coating prevents bacteria from growing on food processing equipment
  • What could no-deal Brexit mean for UK, EU food sectors?

"News in Brief" for July 30, 2018


  • Do Canadians know enough about food safety? Survey says no
  • An orange a day keeps the eye doctor away
  • Do you know what’s in your food’s food? It may be harming your health

"News in Brief" for July 27, 2018


  • Cheap but good: Alternative grocery store and food hub secures first storefront location
  • Poorest Albertans buying less food, paying more for housing, study suggests
  • Loblaw anticipates higher food prices soon due to trade war pressures

"News in Brief" for July 26, 2018


  • More than 3 million Canadians vegetarian or vegan: study
  • Whey to go: 3 food recalls linked to contaminated whey powder
  • Physical activity can lead to difference in diet preferences between males, females

"News in Brief" for July 25, 2018


  • Health Canada releases report on sodium consumption levels in Canada
  • N.S. girl, 4, ate 15 pieces of marijuana product she thought was chocolate: police
  • Canadians want convenience when food shopping – and grocers are paying the price

"News in Brief" for July 24, 2018


  • Why one food expert says Canada’s meat industry is ‘in denial’ about impending ‘protein war’
  • We can feed the world if we change our ways
  • With culinary medicine, doctors are finally learning about food

"News in Brief" for July 23, 2018


  • Children are being harmed by food additives, U.S. pediatric association warns
  • Effect of genetic factors on nutrition: The genes are not to blame
  • These foods linked to ongoing outbreaks might make you sick

"News in Brief" for July 20, 2018


  • Food bank farm fights hot, dry summer
  • ‘Ghost kitchens’ begin to pop up in Canada as food delivery grows in popularity
  • New Zealand scientists plan to use DNA to change look and nutrition of fruit

"News in Brief" for July 19, 2018


  • New national campaign launched to reduce household food waste
  • Should pot be a federally-funded crop?
  • Australian farming robot trialled in Fiji amid food shortage crisis

"News in Brief" for July 18, 2018


  • Ontario cherries beat U.S. cherries in flavour, says Blenheim farmer
  • Food banks, bills and constant stress: What living in poverty really means in Canada
  • Quebec's first large-scale edible insect farm to open in Mirabel this fall

"News in Brief" for July 17, 2018


  • Less beef, more bananas: what 50 years of food supply says about Canada's eating habits
  • The trouble with food culture: How the restaurant industry exploits millennial diners
  • In a town with little water, Coca-Cola is everywhere. So is diabetes.

"News in Brief" for July 16, 2018


  • New Canada's food guide aims for healthier choices
  • Island Voices: Northern children are hungry, and Canada needs a better plan
  • Wimbledon cleaning staff 'take food from garbage bins due to low pay'

"News in Brief" for July 13, 2018


  • Sudbury faces food safety issue after storm triggers lengthy outages
  • Reducing food waste
  • Thirteen healthy 10-minute meals registered dietitians love

"News in Brief" for July 12, 2018


  • Dangers of following food blogs
  • Free food for hungry kids is now only a text or click away
  • One in three fish caught for food isn't eaten, UN report finds

"News in Brief" for July 11, 2018


  • Getting milked? No nutritional difference between organic and conventional dairy
  • The 4 Cs: how to avoid food-borne illness during barbecue season
  • Sustainable food systems needed for food security

"News in Brief" for July 10, 2018


  • The weight we carry: Why body acceptance is a growing movement
  • Opposition to breast-feeding resolution by U.S. stuns world health officials
  • Your doctor may not be the best source of nutrition advice

"News in Brief" for July 09, 2018


  • Canadian researchers develop strip to show if food is spoiled
  • Sperm quality improved by adding nuts to diet, study says
  • Is a food vendor clean? Check the condiments, says microbiologist

"News in Brief" for July 06, 2018


  • Canadian food safety regulations praised for flexibility
  • Food companies look to cash in on marijuana market with weed-free munchies for post-pot cravings
  • AMA adopts policy to cut sugar sweetened drink consumption

"News in Brief" for July 05, 2018


  • In the West Island, hunger is often invisible
  • In India, swapping crops could save water and improve nutrition
  • Nutrient-dense lentils significantly reduce blood glucose levels: study

"News in Brief" for July 04, 2018


  • Canada’s new Healthy Eating Strategy will pay huge dividends
  • 'This is the worst it has been' - Food banks struggle as Summer demand outweighs supply
  • What's the deal with pea protein... and is it actually healthy?

"News in Brief" for July 03, 2018


  • Canadian industry giants fight proposed bill banning junk-food ads targeting children
  • Are your genes to blame for that sweet tooth?
  • Nearly 100% of people in this study washed their hands wrong while cooking