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 05, 2019

Senators working to block bill that restricts food and drink ads aimed at children
The Globe and Mail

A bill that would restrict food and beverage advertising aimed at kids is facing the possibility of a quiet death in the Senate after taking nearly three years to make its way through Parliament.

Study suggests red and white meats could be equally bad for cholesterol
CTV News

Contrary to popular belief, red and white meat have equal effects on blood cholesterol levels, according to new research from the U.S.

How doctors can stop stigmatizing — and start helping — kids with obesity
National Public Radio

Kids with obesity face a host of health problems related to their weight, like high blood pressure, diabetes, and joint problems. Research points to another way children and teens with obesity are at risk: their own doctors' bias. This prejudice has real health consequences for kids, making families less likely to show up for appointments or get recommended vaccines.

23 million people falling ill from unsafe food each year in Europe is just the tip of the iceberg
The World Health Organization

Every minute, 44 people – more than 23 million per year – fall sick from eating contaminated food, and an estimated 4700 per year lose their lives.

A change in the menu
The New York Times

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization, an estimated two billion people eat bugs as part of their standard diet. That’s nearly a quarter of the global population, and yet most countries in Europe and North America, despite the nutritional and environmental benefits, are fiercely reluctant to the idea of consuming bugs.

International trade and investment: Still the foundation for tackling nutrition related non-communicable diseases in the era of Trump?

Trade and investment agreements and policies influence diet through their impact on local food environments—including price, availability, composition, and promotion.