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 29, 2018

Includes...

  • Eating healthy will speed up recovery from illness, injury
  • Margaret Prouse: Food can really bring people together
  • 10 food-shopping mistakes that are costing you a fortune

"News in Brief" for March 28, 2018

Includes...

  • Winnipeg food centre’s healthy meals aim to improve quality of life
  • Health Canada seeks public input on labels for products high in fat, salt or sugar
  • What children understand about food insecurity

"News in Brief" for March 27, 2018

Includes...

  • First fries, now pop: Hospitals doing away with junk food, serving healthier fare
  • Cream and butter popularity has Quebec's dairy farmers producing more than ever
  • The unequal cost of a plate of food around the world [Infographic]

"News in Brief" for March 26, 2018

Includes...

  • Growing food with fish poop: how these 'farmers of the future' are feeding Toronto
  • Local flavour: Unlock the power of food
  • Does the microwave zap food of its nutrients?

"News in Brief" for March 22, 2018

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  • In NAFTA talks, the U.S. wants limits on junk food warning labels in Mexico and Canada
  • Study finds moms living in poverty struggle to breastfeed their babies longer
  • Study: How Coca-Cola Declared War on the “Public Health Community”

"News in Brief" for March 22, 2018

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  • A blueberry muffin 'could have day's worth of sugar'
  • What are the party leaders' plans for health care in Ontario? This patient advocate wants to know
  • Takes more than food to solve hunger problems, says health unit

"News in Brief" for March 21, 2018

Includes...

  • Roots to Harvest blender bike helps promote healthy eating for nutrition month in Thunder Bay, Ont.
  • Hydroponic produce is blooming in Churchill, Man.
  • Dalhousie study says consumer trust in food industry deflating after bread price-fixing scheme

"News in Brief" for March 20, 2018

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  • From foul to fav food -- crickets are the new lobster
  • Reality check: Do you really need to cut out sugar to improve your health?
  • Fighting obesity — Why Chile should continue placing ‘Stop Signs’ on unhealthy foods

"News in Brief" for March 19, 2018

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  • City officials continue 'hen-keeping' workshops as pilot project continues
  • Bumpy labels that signal when food has gone off are set to be introduced for dairy products
  • Women in food-insecure households stop exclusive breastfeeding sooner: study

"News in Brief" for March 16, 2018

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  • GRCA maps environmentally-friendly farms in Waterloo region
  • 9 healthy foods that aren’t actually that good for you
  • What you should know about high-caffeine, high-alcohol energy drinks

"News in Brief" for March 15, 2018

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  • Quebec to ban high sugar, alcohol drinks from grocery, convenience stores
  • Bug burgers and 'dogless' hotdogs: Ikea is developing 'fast food of the future'
  • Highly processed foods tied to increased risk of certain cancers

"News in Brief" for March 14, 2018

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  • This health start-up was throwing away employees' candy — but says that was a step too far
  • Canada's millennials are going vegan or vegetarian at 'mind-blowing' rates: Poll
  • Halifax government calling on residents to lead food insecurity discussions

"News in Brief" for March 13, 2018

Includes...

  • A meatless Canada? Not quite yet: commentary
  • AMCO Produce fined $210K for passing off foreign vegetables as Canadian
  • Canadian homes creating more waste, lack co-ordinated way to deal with it: report

"News in Brief" for March 12, 2018

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  • Government ignored pleas to act on potent pre-mixed drinks like FCKD UP, say public health experts
  • Convenience at the cost of sustainability? Not necessarily
  • Put the screens down and play

"News in Brief" for March 09, 2018

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  • Could postponing lunch for play help curb childhood obesity?
  • How common is food insecurity among older adults?
  • Free 'nutrition guide for clinicians' app covers 100 medical conditions

"News in Brief" for March 08, 2018

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  • Food costs, rent outpacing wages: report
  • B.C. government 'very interested' in moving open-net fish farms onto land, minister says
  • Why you crave salt — and what you can do about it

"News in Brief" for March 07, 2018

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  • Community Food Share now offers clients more ‘healthy choices’
  • Liberal decision to eliminate provincial funding to EatRight Ontario will hurt northern Ontario Families: NDP Health critic
  • Crickets for breakfast? Loblaw taps bugs as the latest food trend

"News in Brief" for March 06, 2018

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  • Producing change? School food initiative coming to an end
  • Will holding the cheese and chocolate milk on Happy Meals make a difference?
  • Healthy diet may not offset high salt intake

"News in Brief" for March 05, 2018

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  • Healthier food options needed at N.B. recreation facilities, group says
  • FDA issues guidance on added sugar, dietary fiber, serving sizes
  • The rise of the supermarket nutritionist

"News in Brief" for March 02, 2018

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  • Joy of Cooking claims to be victim of bad food science from Brian Wansink
  • No firm proof that a healthy diet protects against dementia, government scientists conclude
  • Sugar-sweetened soft drinks and cancer: What you need to know

"News in Brief" for March 01, 2018

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  • Report says Indigenous people in Toronto are far more likely to be homeless, unemployed and hungry
  • Kingston prison farms returning with new federal funding
  • More than a million crunches for children's nutrition