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 05, 2014

Mexican weight-loss surgeries prompt call for health warning
CBC News

“It’s an ongoing challenge,” said Dr. Daniel Birch, medical director of the Centre for the Advancement of Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Royal Alexandra Hospital and associate professor at the University of Alberta. Birch says no one knows how many Canadians are travelling to Mexico for weight-loss surgery, but he estimates the cost to the Alberta health system of addressing complications to be in the millions.

After I reach my weight-loss goal, how much food can I add back to my diet?
The Globe

Registered Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question.

Sweet disputation: New sugar limits stir debate among experts as U.S. politicians expected to support WHO guidelines in face of industry lobbying
The Post

A decade after the World Health Organization faced enormous pressure — and a threatened withdrawal of U.S. funding — for recommending that people limit added sugars to 10% of their caloric intake, the international public health agency announced Monday it is going to issue updated advice on prudent levels of sugar consumption.

WHO considering new intake guidelines for sugar, 'the new tobacco'
CTV News

Additional commentary regarding the World Health Organization's consideration for new sugar consumption guidelines and the ask for the public’s input.