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 March 31, 2014


  • Food security, economy hit hard by climate change
  • Cutting out TV may improve kids' snacking habits: study
  • Helping Aboriginal Families Make Healthy Choices

"News in Brief" for March 28, 2014


  • University of Calgary conducts a trial to help reduce childhood obesity
  • Availability of junk food in schools encourages obesity, study finds
  • Access to sugary drinks affects obesity, UBC study shows

"News in Brief" for March 27, 2014


  • Campaign aims to “kick cancer” in Manitoba
  • For toddlers, sleeping less may mean eating more
  • Inuit go hungry more than any other indigenous group: report

"News in Brief" for March 26, 2014


  • Helping Vulnerable Babies Get a Healthy Start Ontario Celebrates One Year Anniversary of Human Milk Bank
  • New moms, lose baby weight or face diabetes, heart health risk: study
  • Women who fail to lose ‘baby weight’ after giving birth raise their risk of diabetes, heart disease: Toronto study

"News in Brief" for March 25, 2014


  • Does where you live have an impact on your body shape?
  • Forget salt – flavour with spices instead
  • What foods should I eat to help manage my hot flashes?

"News in Brief" for March 21, 2014


  • Children's preferences for sweet and salty tastes linked: study
  • A fat debate
  • What your body weight really says about your health

"News in Brief" for March 19, 2014


  • The Diet Fix ... Why Diets Fail
  • Helping Youth with Eating Disorders Get Care Closer to Home
  • Table Talk: Healthy roster of events marks nutrition month

"News in Brief" for March 18, 2014


  • Student Nutrition Programs Take a Bite out of Children's Health Challenges -- 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014
  • Saturated fat alone doesn't predict heart disease risk
  • Meet the BrusselKale, possibly the trendiest superfood yet

"News in Brief" for March 17, 2014


  • Big study will test chocolate extract pills for heart health
  • Water not a 'magic bullet' for losing weight, nutrition expert says
  • Brazil takes an unambiguous new approach to reverse obesity

"News in Brief" for March 14, 2014


  • 'Starting from Scratch' book helps children understand what's on their plate
  • Dr. Danielle Martin gives Washington a lesson on Canadian health care
  • Dannon to cut sugar in Danimals, other kids yogurts in U.S.

"News in Brief" for March 13, 2014


  • Vancouver authors put food to work in treating health concerns
  • Should you really 'Eat Your Breadgies?'
  • Dole's Italian Blend salad recalled due to possible Listeria

"News in Brief" for March 12, 2014


  • Obese girls tend to do worse in school, U.K. study say
  • Omega-3 fatty acids may improve children's sleep patterns: study
  • Spinach extract could keep cravings at bay: study

"News in Brief" for March 11, 2014


  • Health groups concerned that hidden salt masks calorie reductions
  • Patient group warns Ontario against moving services from hospitals to private clinics
  • Eat these 10 nutrient-rich foods to promote longevity

"News in Brief" for March 10, 2014


  • Child obesity causing jump in sleep apnea cases, testing
  • Heinz baby food recalled for packaging defect worries
  • Pesticide traces in some tea exceed allowable limits

"News in Brief" for March 07, 2014


  • Energy drinks linked to depression, substance abuse in teens: study
  • New study links fish oil consumption to heart health
  • Eating Sugar Causes Massive Health Problems, Says WHO

"News in Brief" for March 05, 2014


  • Mexican weight-loss surgeries prompt call for health warning
  • After I reach my weight-loss goal, how much food can I add back to my diet?
  • Sweet disputation: New sugar limits stir debate among experts as U.S. politicians expected to support WHO guidelines in face of industry lobbying

"News in Brief" for March 04, 2014


  • Half of people in B.C. want GMOs banned: poll
  • USDA adds foods such as yogurt, whole-grain pastas to women, infants and children food program
  • Children's weight affected by bedroom TVs, active gaming

"News in Brief" for March 03, 2014


  • Diet high in calories and carbs could slow ALS progression
  • Weight loss starts in the brain, not the body, University of Toronto MD writes in new book
  • Sodium should be included on menus alongside basic calories