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 17, 2016

Hacking Food: U of T initiative tackles food security in Canada’s largest city
U of T News

U of T students, faculty and staff, and community partners came together to brainstorm potential solutions to food insecurity in a two-day “Hacking Food” event.

Food share programs helping cut growing cost of produce
CTV News

It's no secret that in this economy everyone's wallets are taking a big hit from food prices, that's why many people are turning to food share programs.

Plastic-wrapped, precut avocado prompts outcry over overpackaging
The Toronto Star

A pre-cut, plastic-wrapped avocado has become the latest packaged item to receive backlash online after a photo of the fruit was posted on Facebook.

Leaked memo suggests Loblaw dumped French's to save PC ketchup
CBC News

French's is 'cannibalizing the sales of PC ketchup and has had little impact to Heinz' memo says.

Canada’s food-dye stance fuzzy as St. Patrick’s Day and Easter approach
The Globe and Mail

The dye craze that goes hand in hand with St. Patrick’s Day and Easter inevitably sparks discourse among health and food experts who have long debated whether artificial colouring is bad for your health.

Is it safe to take vitamins after the expiry date?
The Globe and Mail

Nutritional supplements do lose their potency after they expire and, therefore, their effectiveness.

Obese women in Canada make less than their thinner female colleagues: study
The Londoner

Obese women in Canada are earning less money than their non-obese counterparts, according to a study recently completed by researchers at Western University.

Senate effort to block food labeling of modified food stalls
The Province

Senate Republican efforts to stop mandatory labeling of genetically modified foods have stalled.