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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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Since 1949, OPHA has served as a catalyst for development in the Public Health sector.

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Nutrition Resource Centre

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"News in Brief" for March 04, 2016

Dietitian says Canada Food Guide is 'ineffective and confusing'
News Talk 650 CKOM

A Saskatoon dietitian says the current Canada Food Guide does not reflect modern diets after a recent senate report called for a revision of the outdated source.

Canada's first wellness rewards program launches in BC

BC residents who are making an effort to lead healthier lifestyles can now be rewarded with loyalty points, thanks to an innovative new mobile app called Carrot Rewards.

The ASPQ calls on Canadian Health Minister Philpott to act on trans fats
CNW: Canada NewsWire

The Quebec association for public health (ASPQ) calls on Canada's Minister of Health to start working on regulations to eliminate industrial trans fats from our foods.

World food prices fall 14.5%, even as Canadian food prices climb
CBC News

The low dollar partly to blame, but Canada also has lost its food processing capacity.

Bittersweet results in trying to tax soft drinks
The Toronto Star

Here’s a look at five places around the world that have implemented a tax on soft drinks.

Chris Ying and Lucky Peach examine the importance of what we eat without an extra helping of sanctimony
National Post

A half decade ago, Chris Ying wasn’t fully convinced that food was important. He didn’t see how food was going to be an avenue towards doing interesting or significant work, until starting the Lucky Peach magazine.

Study: Digital junk food ads just as likely to trigger overeating in kids as TV ads
Campaign US

A mounting body of research into advertising and obesity spurs calls for stricter industry standards in the US and the UK.

Anti-biotics in junk food 'cause obesity by killing good gut bacteria'

In the latest addition to health trends, a new documentary suggests that changes in gut bacteria aren't only a sign of obesity but can cause it too.