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 24, 2019

Includes...

  • Government of Canada consults with Canadians on important changes to Canada's food labelling system
  • It’s trendy to scorn processed food. Now there’s research to back up that attitude.
  • The world's most Instagrammed regional dishes revealed

"News in Brief" for June 21, 2019

Includes...

  • Popular foods of the past that would never be eaten today
  • From McDonald's to Tim Hortons, fast food steps tentatively to sustainable packaging
  • Do "food deserts" explain the nutrition gap? Maybe not, say researchers

"News in Brief" for June 20, 2019

Includes...

  • Canadian food prices are accelerating. Blame weather and Donald Trump.
  • Sask. senator opposes law banning junk food marketing to kids, calling it the 'bread is bad' bill
  • The tyranny of workplace food-shamers

"News in Brief" for June 19, 2019

Includes...

  • Alcohol boosts the risk of breast cancer. Many women have no idea.
  • Do you find nutrition labels confusing? You're not alone, a recent survey says
  • Food neophobia may increase the risk of lifestyle diseases

"News in Brief" for June 18, 2019

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  • Liberals announce national food policy with $134-million pledge to improve access
  • Rising food prices worry 90% of Canadians as federal election nears
  • Canada’s single-use plastics ban: What we know so far and what you can do to recycle better

"News in Brief" for June 17, 2019

Includes...

  • The case for a nutrition revolution
  • Nunavut will get largest slice of $40 million federal harvester support program money
  • Online farmers market set to launch in Alberta

"News in Brief" for June 14, 2019

Includes...

  • Kombucha floats are the drink of the summer — Here's what a dietitian really thinks about them
  • 9 mistakes you're making when freezing your food
  • Food as medicine? Scientists are getting closer through nutrigenomics

"News in Brief" for June 13, 2019

Includes...

  • Is the Dubrow Diet healthy? A dietitian weighs in
  • Will 'disguising' salad dressing in a frosting tube trick kids into eating more vegetables?
  • Changing your meat-eating habits could mean a longer life, study suggests

"News in Brief" for June 12, 2019

Includes...

  • Could AI revolutionise new product development in the food industry?
  • Q&A: Why women farmers are key to good nutrition
  • Microgreens: a tiny, nutritional, easy-to-grow crop all year

"News in Brief" for June 11, 2019

Includes...

  • Choosing chicken over beef cuts our carbon footprints a surprising amount
  • Dutch developer wins World Food Prize for disease-resistant vegetable seeds
  • Should Canada’s plan to ban single-use plastic extend to grocery stores?

"News in Brief" for June 10, 2019

Includes...

  • Edible playground sprouts at Edmonton school
  • Nutrition for one? Scientists stalk the dream of a personalized diet
  • Opinion: Smash the wellness industry

"News in Brief" for June 07, 2019

Includes...

  • Why mindful eating is NOT a weight loss plan
  • Cities are harvesting spoiled food to create new source of natural gas
  • The frightful long terms effects of food insecurity on children

"News in Brief" for June 06, 2019

Includes...

  • Bad, clean and guilty: Terms that make dietitians cringe
  • Beyond Meat's home in the meat aisle sparks food fight
  • Love Food Hate Waste: The environmental impact of avoidable food waste

"News in Brief" for June 05, 2019

Includes...

  • Senators working to block bill that restricts food and drink ads aimed at children
  • Study suggests red and white meats could be equally bad for cholesterol
  • How doctors can stop stigmatizing — and start helping — kids with obesity

"News in Brief" for June 04, 2019

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  • Ontario celebrates Local Food Week
  • Toronto program teaches at-risk youth how to cook healthy meals on a budget
  • Kids' diets and screen time: To set up good habits, make healthy choices the default at home

"News in Brief" for June 03, 2019

Includes...

  • What to tell your patients about 8 popular weight-loss programs
  • Why adapting climate resilience policies is a trigger for food security
  • 5 fun ways to teach your kids about healthy eating