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 11, 2018

Getting milked? No nutritional difference between organic and conventional dairy
The Toronto Star

A recent Toronto Star investigation tracked organic milk production and found it is no healthier than cheaper conventional milk. While Canada’s organic dairy farmers do some things differently than their conventional colleagues, it’s not reflected in the end product in Ontario.

The 4 Cs: how to avoid food-borne illness during barbecue season
CBC News

According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, July and August are prime months for bacterial food-borne illnesses. In many cases, food from barbecues and picnics can be the culprit for a summertime stomach bug.

Sustainable food systems needed for food security
Food Tank

Food Tank sat down with Dr. Walter Pengue, an agricultural engineer specializing in improving plant genetics ecological economics, to discuss how a world agricultural report addresses the realities and challenges of the eco-agri-food system.

'Babies given solid food sooner sleep better'
BBC News

According to a study published in JAMA Pediatrics, babies given solid food plus breast milk from three months sleep better than those who are solely breastfed.

They claim it's about food. But this initiative is funded by Big Soda

Soda companies have poured $4.7 million into an anti-tax measure in Washington state, enough for the initiative to pop up on the November ballot. The measure would prevent local governments from taxing sodas or other sweetened beverages.