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 02, 2016

A cool tool – Online nutrition screening site is great way to assess, improve a child’s eating & activity habits
Northumberland View

During Nutrition Month in March, the Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit and Peterborough Public Health are teaming up to promote the Nutri-eSTEP online screening tool to families with young children.

Food processing course aims to make traditional food market-ready
CBC News

A new traditional foods processing course in Inuvik, N.W.T., is aimed at helping extend the shelf-life of country food and make it more readily available in northern supermarkets.

Introduce sugar tax, ban food and drink ads for kids: Senate obesity report
CBC News

A new Senate report on Canada's obesity crisis is calling for a tax on sugary drinks, a ban on food and drink advertising aimed at children and government subsidies for healthy food.

Is grass-fed beef more nutritious than regular beef?
The Globe and Mail

A number of studies have revealed that meat from grass-eating cows has nutritional advantages over conventionally raised cattle. But those benefits don’t necessarily translate into better health.

How to eat healthy: Easy tips and challenges for nutrition month
Huffington Post

March is Nutrition Month, a time for making changes that will better your health.

Cheaper healthy food could save millions of lives: study
CTV News

Researchers at Harvard and Tufts Universities have laid out concrete steps officials can take by linking food prices to health effects.

Mental illness and obesity
Psychiatry Advisor

Several studies have found that a disproportionate number of patients with mental illness are obese compared to the general population.

Philadelphia’s mayor seeks sugary drinks tax to fund pre-K
Daily Times

Philadelphia’s mayor is seeking a tax on sugary drinks to help fund his universal pre-K plan, among other initiatives.