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 16, 2015

'Rainbow Plate' uses colours of fruits, veggies as guideline to healthy eating
CTV News

Force-feeding kids a diet of facts and figures about the nutrients in fruits and vegetables and why they're good for us is no way to create a generation of healthy eaters. It's far more important and effective to encourage kids to make nutritious food choices because they want to, says Janet Nezon, a Toronto-area food educator.

Calgary conference tackles Alberta’s weight bias
Global News

Excess weight has been linked to health problems like diabetes and heart disease, but it also puts people at a greater risk of experiencing “weight bias.” Experts in education, psychology and public health gathered in Calgary this week to come up with a plan to reduce the stigma associated with living in larger bodies.

Proposed label change won’t solve our sugar problem
The Globe

Health Canada agrees the labels need an overhaul, so it is planning some important changes to improve the way nutritional information is presented. But some of the proposed changes regarding sugar may end up putting Canada at odds with new guidelines from the World Health Organization on maximum sugar intake – and could undermine efforts to reduce consumption in Canada.

How to fuel your body after a workout
Vancouver Sun

The foods you eat immediately after exercise have a big effect on your success with training and race times. Quantities of carbohydrates and protein will vary depending on factors such as your goals, training type, body weight.