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 31, 2017


  • U of Guelph gets $20 million gift to establish agri-food institute
  • Pulse Canada CEO urges ‘food reformulation’ to reduce greenhouse gases
  • Food insecurity in early childhood linked to young children's skills in kindergarten

"News in Brief" for March 30, 2017


  • Grey-Bruce food map in works
  • How Does Climate Change Affect Food Nutrition Levels?
  • New definition of obesity aims to treat it more like a disease

"News in Brief" for March 29, 2017


  • Mohawk College looking for food partners
  • New culinary space and food incubator to open in Toronto
  • The kids' diets are not all right

"News in Brief" for March 28, 2017


  • McMaster researchers catalogue 79 genetic causes of obesity
  • Ottawa Public Health mulls ways to shield kids from junk food
  • Indigenous chefs aim to raise awareness of their food traditions

"News in Brief" for March 27, 2017


  • City student grows good idea
  • Home-cooked food and no TV during meal times linked to lower odds of obesity
  • Leslie Beck: How the right diet can improve your work productivity

"News in Brief" for March 24, 2017


  • Big difference between dietitian and nutritionist: Stouffville professional
  • Pace of Vancouver development killing Downtown Eastside urban agriculture, group claims
  • Calls for 10% fruit and vegetable subsidy to encourage healthier eating

"News in Brief" for March 23, 2017


  • Food First program paying dividends after first year
  • Lakeridge Health dietitians weigh in on calorie counts
  • Bugging out

"News in Brief" for March 22, 2017


  • Local food system study finds Southwest B.C. has only 40 per cent food self-reliance
  • Stop avoiding carbs, whole grains are good for you
  • Fish oil supplements during pregnancy don't improve child's intelligence, study says

"News in Brief" for March 21, 2017


  • Smoking, obesity varies depending on neighbourhood: study
  • China's trading partners alarmed by food import controls
  • Province gives climate funding to farm centre

"News in Brief" for March 20, 2017


  • Not growing your own food? Charlottetown wants to know why
  • Why Ontario food processors struggle to source Ontario produce
  • Canada announces big plans to help millions suffering from extreme food insecurity

"News in Brief" for March 17, 2017


  • Super-sized hub rescuing food for capital region’s hungry
  • Is there really a price barrier to healthy eating?
  • The US food system is inefficient, researchers say, so they created a strategy blueprint

"News in Brief" for March 16, 2017


  • What a waste! University of Guelph study looks at food people throw out
  • Local food strategy study begins phase one
  • Sugary drinks tax would save 13,000 Canadian lives over 25 years: study

"News in Brief" for March 15, 2017


  • Busting myths about food insecurity: Community gardens, subsidized housing not answers
  • How Canada can become a global food production powerhouse
  • Cheese may raise breast cancer risk, but yogurt could reduce it

"News in Brief" for March 14, 2017


  • Organic farming doesn't always deliver benefits, UBC study says
  • New technologies are creating new ways to grow fresh produce
  • Dietary kit could eliminate postpartum 'baby blues': study

"News in Brief" for March 13, 2017


  • How do you like them apples?
  • Ontario nursing homes feed seniors on $8.33 a day
  • Vera Tarman on the commonality between food and drug addiction

"News in Brief" for March 10, 2017


  • Diet and global climate change
  • What makes a food ‘healthy,’ anyway? FDA tries to answer
  • Low omega-3 intakes a ‘concern’ for pregnant women: US data

"News in Brief" for March 09, 2017


  • Parkdale food hub pushes back against gentrification
  • Farm to School program champions more healthy eating
  • Poor diet during teens, early adulthood may raise breast cancer risk

"News in Brief" for March 08, 2017


  • Butter or olive oil? Eggs or no? New nutritional review cuts through the myths
  • Orillia Community Kitchen dishes up nutritious fare for tight budgets
  • Poor diet of salty fast food causes half of stroke, heart disease and diabetes deaths in America, figures reveal

"News in Brief" for March 07, 2017


  • Children don’t need a daily diet of junk-food ads
  • Guidelines for infant’s first solid food have changed dramatically
  • Click for candy: How online retailers boost impulse buys

"News in Brief" for March 06, 2017


  • Food4Kids to start feeding hungry kids on weekends after March Break
  • Take the fight out of mealtime
  • Pound for pound, healthier food saves money: study

"News in Brief" for March 03, 2017


  • Ontario waste plan to include ban on food waste disposal
  • University of Saskatchewan looks to tackle food waste with food dehydrator
  • Halifax institute looks to shift media’s portrayal of obesity

"News in Brief" for March 02, 2017


  • Ottawa-area farmer fights order to stop selling, distributing raw milk
  • Surrey B.C. website aims to connect aspiring farmers with available land
  • Trevor Hancock: Healthy corner stores — well, why not?

"News in Brief" for March 01, 2017


  • Toronto food festival seeks to change how people approach kitchen scraps
  • Ottawa students launch hydroponic gardens in Iqaluit schools and beyond
  • Agricultural literacy week grows into a month in P.E.I. classrooms