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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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

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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 27, 2014

Campaign aims to “kick cancer” in Manitoba
Global News

CancerCare Manitoba launched a campaign Wednesday aimed at reducing your risk of a cancer by 50 per cent. A place to pledge your commitment has been set up at www.kickcancer.ca. You can commit to be smoke free, eat well, get in shape, reduce exposure to the sun, and get checked up.

For toddlers, sleeping less may mean eating more
CTV News

A new study by University College London (UCL) found toddlers who sleep 10 hours a day or less eat more food than those who get at least 13 hours of sleep. The toddlers who get less sleep are therefore more likely to be overweight. Researchers focused on 1,303 British families participating in the Gemini birth cohort.

Inuit go hungry more than any other indigenous group: report
CBC News

A new study released Thursday says people in Nunavut have the highest food insecurity rate for any indigenous population in a developed country at 68 per cent. A Nunavut family's annual groceries cost $19,760, but half of Inuit adults earn less than $20,000.

Jennifer Sygo: Be careful with kombucha — the fermented black tea drink isn’t proven, and it may even be unsafe in some cases
The Post

I’ve been hearing a lot lately about fermented and probiotic-rich foods, such as yogurt and sauerkraut, being good for you. Recently, I came across kombucha tea, which is said to be fermented. Does it work the same way? Registered Dietitian Jennifer Sygo answers this question.