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 05, 2015

Sugar intake should be reduced to 5-10% of calories, WHO says
CBC News

Dr. Francesco Branca, director of WHO's Department of Nutrition for Health and Development, said there's solid evidence that keeping free sugars to less than 10 per cent of total energy intake reduces the risk of being overweight, obesity and tooth decay.

Sugar levels in kids’ meals are higher than WHO guidelines: Canadian study
Global News

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization turned its recommendations on added sugar into daily limit guidelines. But University of Toronto doctors have warned that half of kids’ meals at chain restaurants exceed these new rules – in some cases, the dishes account for several days’ worth of the daily limits.

Global health agency wants you to slash those spoonfuls of sugar from your diet
The Star

The guidelines do not relate to sugars found naturally in fruits, vegetables and unsweetened dairy products. Added sugars or “free sugars” include, among others, table sugar, honey, molasses, high-fructose corn syrup, glucose and sucrose. Nutrition experts recommend those who want to limit added sugars start by cutting sugar-sweetened beverages from their diet.