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 07, 2019

Why mindful eating is NOT a weight loss plan
Psychology Today

When we bring intentional weight loss into the mix of mindful eating, we also bring conflict into our relationship with food and our bodies. Rather than guiding us in unlearning food rules and coming to a more compassionate and neutral place with food and our bodies, these mindful-eating-for-weight-loss plans twist the original intent of mindful eating.

Cities are harvesting spoiled food to create new source of natural gas

It can be hard to imagine household food waste producing anything more than a putrid odour. But it's also a potential energy source.

The frightful long terms effects of food insecurity on children
The Wire

Studies by a team at the University of Calgary, including Sharon Kirkpatrick and Lynn McIntyre, have shown that going hungry just a handful of times is associated with poorer physical and mental health. It also means that children are less likely to finish school.

Dal study finds support for reduced plastics in Atlantic Canada's food industry
The Chronicle Herald

In a recent Dal survey, more than 87 per cent of respondents from across the country said they consider the environmental impact of single-use plastic packaging to be important, and 93.7 per cent said they are personally motivated to reduce their consumption of those plastics.

We ate local for one year

Our experiment with eating local was a challenge, but it succeeded in changing the way we shop.