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

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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 11, 2015

Big food companies try to get healthy, but are consumers buying it?
Global News

Fast food giants are pulling out all the stops to offer healthier options in an effort to win over customers. Here's a look at some of the efforts. Will it work? That’s up for debate. This type of “health halo” can cause consumers to underestimate their caloric intake and overindulge in these “healthier” options.

Awareness key in food insecurity

Better communication is needed to deal with food insecurity in the community. The Hastings Prince Edward County Public Health and Community Development Council of Quinte had the attention of councillors, mayors and directors Tuesday morning as the organization presented its concerns with the rising costs of eating well.

Nutrition Month – Tips for Eating Healthy While at Work
Net News Ledger

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is ‘Eating 9-5’. A poll conducted for the Dietitians of Canada showed that 45 percent of Canadians say that eating healthy meals and snacks while at work is challenging. We asked Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre (TBRHSC) Registered Dietitians for their tips.

The challenges to eating healthy
Southern Gazette

Finding a balance between food your family will enjoy and being health conscious can be trying at the best of times. “Probably the biggest challenge to eating well is our busy schedule,” said registered dietitian Heidi Boyd.