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 14, 2016

Eat Fit Project shares food skills with indigenous youth
Stratford Beacon Herald

The Eat Fit Project started by Stratford Northwestern Secondary School teacher Paul Finkelstein is focused on improving the health and food skills of indigenous people.

Kids grow 'food forest'

A new program at a Penticton elementary school hopes to teach young people about food production and ecology while keeping their stomachs full of homegrown fruit and veggies.

Some organic, free-range eggs more nutritious, Marketplace investigation finds
CBC News

Eggs laid by free-range chickens from small flocks may be significantly higher in nutrients than eggs from caged hens, an investigation by CBC Marketplace reveals.

A billion-dollar request for a universal school food program
CTV News

Currently, Canada is the only G8 country without a national school food program.

Safe Food Canada releases first study
Food in Canada Magazine

This exploratory study by Safe Food Canada is the first of its kind examining the level of spending on food safety training and education for food industry professionals.

10 women changing the Canadian food industry
Huffington Post

Being a female leader in an industry run by men is no easy feat — but it's not impossible either. Huffington Post showcases 10 female Canadian culinary stars.

In defence of genetically modified food

On the one side are seed companies and farmers, and on the other are activists. A hungry, confused public is caught in between.

Young consumers want background on products they buy
The Western Producer

Food company executives say millennials are driving food trends, which has implications for farmers.

Soda is driving the most common chronic disease in the world, and it’s not obesity or diabetes

As more municipalities consider levying a soda tax, legislators should consider the impact of not just obesity and diabetes, but rampant tooth decay.