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 15, 2016

Victoria’s newest urban farm in operation at Dockside Green

Local urban agriculture is growing in popularity and Victoria is no exception.

University of Alberta students create award-winning gelato with fermented beans
Edmonton Journal

Three students with a taste for something better have created an award-winning gelato they hope will gain attention on an international stage come summer.

A&W wants cage-free eggs in 2 years and that means rapid change for farmers
CBC News

AW is giving a $100,000 grant to Farm & Food Care Canada to help develop new housing options for egg-laying hens.

For the food industry, fraud is the elephant in the room
The Globe and Mail

What’s currently threatening the delicate balance between sustainability and profitability in the food industry is counterfeiting.

Intermittent fasting diets gaining acceptance
The Globe and Mail

In recent years, intermittent fasting has been gaining popular attention and scientific endorsement.

Placing 'water jets' in school cafeterias can help reduce child obesity, study suggests

Giving students access to drinking water at lunch may be helpful in reducing obesity among children and teens, according to a study published in the March issue of JAMA Pediatrics.

Study questions impact of NYC students' weight report cards
Metro News

A new study finds being labelled fat doesn't spur weight loss, at least among students near the threshold for being flagged.

Opinion: Stop accusing the poor of making bad food choices
Medical Press

Real choice for people on low incomes and living in deprived areas may be limited.