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 01, 2016

Cereal loses its snap, crackle, pop with consumers
CBC News

Canada's appetite for sweet, ready-to-eat cereal has gone stale.

Canadian pulses for the world
Country Guide

The Canadian International Grains Institute will connect with industry representatives to showcase its work with pulses and focus on the quality needs of the food and processing industries.

Canadian agency given deadline by U.S. body to clean up food safety
The Globe and Mail

The U.S Agriculture Department has given the CFIA until mid-March to fix significant food safety and sanitation concerns found during an audit of Canada’s meat, poultry and egg inspection systems.

Dietitians debunk some crazy popular diets
Huffington Post

Lots of diets sound like they're based on scientific fact, but what happens a lot is that the people promoting these diets tweak good science into big untruths (and sadly, big profits).

McDonald’s Black History Month marketing scheme is a flimsy distraction from their unhealthy food and low wages
Alternet

McDonald’s has a long history of playing up its role with the Black community and claiming to be a socially responsible neighbour.

At this unstaffed food store, all you need is a phone
The Toronto Star

Customers simply use their cellphones to unlock the door with a swipe of the finger and scan their purchases.

Childhood salt intake linked to obesity
The AJP Online

An Australian study of primary schoolchildren by Victorian researchers has found that children eating greater amounts of salt have a greater risk of being overweight or obese.

South Africa: Sugar tax confirmed for 2017
CPAFRICA

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan announced that a sugar tax will be levied with effect from 1 April 2017.