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 18, 2015

Novel drinks deliver nutrient overkill, create health concerns for consumers
The Globe

Amid growing concern about potentially misleading health claims, in 2011 Health Canada implemented new rules about how vitamin-fortified drinks are labelled. But a new analysis by Dr. Tarasuk and her colleagues suggests little has changed since the rules were enacted, and critics argue that packing sugary drinks with vitamins is simply “health-washing.”

How to eat 9 to 5
The Post

March is Nutrition Month, and each year, Dietitians of Canada encourages Canadians to focus on a different aspect of our eating habits, our food system, or the way we think about food. This year, the theme is Eating 9 to 5, and the focus is on the way we eat before, during, and after our workday. Since work is such a big part of the day for many of us, making even one or two small changes to what we eat can make us all perform better — both on the clock, and off.

To juice or not to juice? Vancouver dietitians dump on juice-cleanse trend
The Province

Cold-pressed juiceries are sprouting up monthly in Vancouver and health-conscious folks are spending big bucks to sip their nutritious green liquids from mason jars, but health experts are challenging some juiceries’ claims that their cleanse programs “detoxify” or “reset” the human body.