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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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 31, 2015

Grey Bruce Health Unit Calls For Healthy Arena Food
Black Burn News

A Grey Bruce Health Unit study has found arenas and community centres aren’t making healthy food choices available. The Health Unit surveyed recreational facilities and found concessions and vending machines provide little in the way of healthy food.

Child obesity charts open door to treatment
CBC News

Children and teens who are overweight or obese can be identified by regularly monitoring their growth as a first step to help families, new Canadian guidelines for family doctors recommend. The goal is to improve health overall, not just focusing on weight but also mental health, healthy nutrition, physical activity, sleep patterns and overall functioning.

An apple a day doesn't necessarily keep the doctor away: study
CTV News

The findings don't mean apples aren't good for you but they do underscore that it takes more than just one kind of food to make a healthy diet and avoid illness.

Grant helps Oxford get healthy
Cumberland News

Oxford will be celebrating local healthy food and gardening in a big way this spring thanks to a $15,000 Department of Health and Wellness Thrive grant. Project aims to increase access to healthy food in recreation settings.

Get the entire family involved in tackling childhood obesity: Canadian report
Global News

Monitor children’s height, weight and body mass index, their fitness levels, lifestyle and eating habits, doctors are urging parents and pediatricians in new Canadian guidelines on preventing childhood obesity.