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 14, 2014

'Starting from Scratch' book helps children understand what's on their plate

When Sarah Elton realized that six-year-old kids in France were using sharp chef’s knives to hone their culinary skills, she was galvanized to write “Starting from Scratch: What You Should Know about Food and Cooking” in a bid to make Canadian children more comfortable in the kitchen. Elton, a journalist, is also the author of “Locavore: From Farmers’ Fields to Rooftop Gardens, How Canadians Are Changing the Way We Eat.”

Dr. Danielle Martin gives Washington a lesson on Canadian health care
CBC News

VIDEO: As the debate about Obamacare rages on in the United States, a Toronto doctor calmly defended her country’s health-care system before a partisan U.S. Senate committee in Washington this week and explained that the single-payer model is not to blame for wait times.

Dannon to cut sugar in Danimals, other kids yogurts in U.S.
CTV News

Dannon says it will cut back the amount of sugar in its yogurts intended for children in the U.S. The move is part of a variety of measures the company is taking to improve the nutritional content of its yogurts by 2016.

Digging deeper into IBS and gut bacteria
Global News

The Canadian Digestive Health Foundation recently released a series of video lectures about the bacteria in our gastrointestinal tracts and how big a role it plays in our health.

Raw milk is no easier to drink than pasteurized milk for those with lactose intolerance, study finds
The Post

Raw, unpasteurized milk is no better for those who suffer from lactose intolerance than its pasteurized counterpart, a new study has found, debunking the recommendations of some raw-milk advocates who have suggested otherwise. But both the FDA in the U.S. and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency have long opposed the consumption of raw milk, which often contains fecal matter and unhealthy bacteria.