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 03, 2016

Waste not: Ugly fruits and veggies now available at some B.C. grocery stores
Vancity Buzz

Loblaw’s no name brand is expanding their “Naturally Imperfect” produce offerings to Western Canada.

U of C research says prebiotics can reduce obesity during pregnancy
660 News

A new University of Calgary study may have found the way to avoid obesity during pregnancy.

Mother attributes change in diet to 'saving' toddler
Ottawa Sun

A fitness model, athlete and Canadian figure competitor shares her top 14 health-changing habits that she says "brought her daughter back".

Senate report suggests tax on sugary beverages

Canada's Food Guide, which presents fruit juice as a healthy choice, is in need of an drastic overhaul to help combat the country's obesity crisis, a Senate committee warned Tuesday.

Here's what you think about a sugar tax
CBC News

CBC asked what you thought: Do we need a sugar tax? What should the government's role be in fighting obesity?

You can’t fight obesity without tackling fat shaming
The Globe and Mail

Michael Orsini says "it appears the senators did not hear from anyone who is actually living with obesity or identifies as fat".

The past, present, and future of Happy Meal toys

Why has the Happy Meal toy become such a fixture in American fast-food culture? A look at the history and future of marketing to children sheds some light.

PAHO issues nutrition standards for ultraprocessed foods. Beverage Associations object.
Food Politics

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization released nutritional profile standards to make it easier for governments to distinguish fresh and minimally processed foods from ultraprocessed.