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 June 04, 2018

Fiddlehead fears: Worries of toxic floodwaters dry up sales of New Brunswick’s spring staple
The Globe and Mail

Driven by statements from provincial emergency officials, the fiddlehead scare has had a negative impact on growers, pickers and distributors in a region already hit by hard economic times.

Teen girls who diet more likely to smoke, binge drink, study finds
CBC News

University of Waterloo study finds intentional weight loss linked to health-compromising behaviours.

Children and teens should avoid energy drinks
Prince George Citizen

The Canadian Pediatric Society position statement on sports drinks and caffeinated energy drinks concluded that caffeinated energy drinks "pose potential risks for the health of children and adolescents and may contribute to obesity."

Plain packaging: ‘Brand-theft’ or better consumer protection?
Euractiv

The rising trend of imposing plain packaging on unhealthy products has raised eyebrows in the industry, which fears that its brands are under threat.

Obesity link to depression and anxiety in University of Newcastle research
Newcastle Herald

The rise in cases of obesity and mental illness has coincided, suggesting the two may be linked, a University of Newcastle researcher says.