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 21, 2016

Food bank makes push for guaranteed minimum incomes
Winnipeg Sun

Winnipeg Harvest is making the push to have minimum guaranteed incomes be an issue in the provincial election campaign.

Filling students' plates: School lunches on education minister's radar
Edmonton Journal

Highlands Junior High takes a multi-pronged approach to hungry students that could prove a model for educators across the city, and throughout Alberta.

Study seeks to uncover local food demand in Alberta
Global News

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry put out a request for proposals on Friday for a study of local food demand.

Tax on sugary drinks not best way to improve health: N.L. Senator
CBC News

A recent Senate report on health and obesity in Canada is calling for a tax on sugary drinks, but one of Newfoundland and Labrador's senators disagrees with the sugar tax.

Drinking more water linked to lower daily calorie intake
CTV News

A new study has found that drinking just 1 per cent more water can reduce total daily calorie consumption, in particular the intake of sugar, sodium and cholesterol.

How meditation can help boost weight loss success
CTV News

Growing research suggests learning to breathe, focus, tune into the body, and avoid comfort eating during periods of emotional turmoil can help keep weight stable.

Salt could lead to weight gain by driving fatty food intake
Medical News Today

Two new studies have identified another downfall of a high salt intake - it can lead to overconsumption of fatty foods, increasing the risk of obesity.

Vermont brings food industry to its knees with GMO labelling laws
CTV News

Tiny Vermont is the first state to require such labelling, effective July 1.