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 11, 2019

Choosing chicken over beef cuts our carbon footprints a surprising amount
National Geographic

Replacing the carbon-heavy beef on your plate with carbon-light chicken will cut your dietary carbon footprint a shocking amount: in half. That’s according to a first-ever national study of U.S. eating habits and their carbon footprints.

Dutch developer wins World Food Prize for disease-resistant vegetable seeds
CBC

It's estimated seeds he helped develop benefit 20 million farmers annually in more than 60 countries.

Should Canada’s plan to ban single-use plastic extend to grocery stores?
Global News

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau was in Quebec on Monday to announced ambitious plans to ban single use plastic by 2021. The announcement was short on details but one Montreal grocery store said they think the ban should extend to businesses like theirs.

How your body processes food is only partially down to your genes
NewScientist

According to a new study, it was found that just 50 per cent of our response to glucose, and less than 20 per cent of our response to dietary fats is genetic.

New report card could mark governments' progress in improving preconception health
MedicalXpress

Researchers, including a group from the University of Southampton, say action for healthier pregnancies and babies means increasing intake of vitamins, being free of smoking and alcohol and keeping to a healthy diet and weight before conception.