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, 2019


  • Chef's passion about local food feeds new venture
  • Why millions of dollars in federal grocery subsidies haven't lessened food insecurity in the North
  • Knee osteoarthritis: A low-carb diet may relieve symptoms

"News in Brief" for March 28, 2019


  • Food security project keeps partnership growing
  • An unintended consequence of cannabis legalization
  • Making food ‘a hell of a lot more accessible’: Small farms getting a boost from FarmWorks

"News in Brief" for March 27, 2019


  • Ever hear the crunch of 2,000 students biting into an apple?
  • What’s your gut telling you? How to boost your health with probiotics
  • 10 everyday ways to foster a healthy body image in your child

"News in Brief" for March 26, 2019


  • Canadian food and beverage companies get mixed grades on nutrition goals: U of T report
  • 'People need access to healthy meals:' Inequality among Indigenous peoples may explain psychological distress
  • Social media influencers set a dangerous precedent for healthy eating

"News in Brief" for March 25, 2019


  • The recipe for a successful Canadian school food program
  • A healthy five-day meal plan for a single person for $65
  • Food banks are no solution to poverty

"News in Brief" for March 22, 2019


  • Liberals propose national school meal program as Canada remains back of pack on children’s nutrition
  • Healthy lifestyle counselling helps obese women deliver healthier babies: local study
  • How does exercise influence healthy eating habits?

"News in Brief" for March 21, 2019


  • Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
  • Healthy food prescriptions could save billions in healthcare costs
  • MIND diet for better brain aging

"News in Brief" for March 20, 2019


  • New bill should help local food businesses
  • How diet became the latest front in the culture wars
  • New study shows how motivation affects diet

"News in Brief" for March 19, 2019


  • National Indigenous board issues report on northern food security
  • How exercise may help keep food cravings in check
  • Are eggs healthy? New study warns against eating too many

"News in Brief" for March 18, 2019


  • Food bank in Vaughan sees higher demand coming from ‘single moms, seniors’
  • It’s time to bring food marketing bill to a vote in the Senate
  • Loneliness and isolation associated with malnutrition

"News in Brief" for March 15, 2019


  • Does eating mushrooms protect brain health?
  • Why getting rid of belly fat shouldn't be your motivation for exercising and eating healthy
  • How can we use emerging technology to improve community nutrition?

"News in Brief" for March 14, 2019


  • Study suggests the new Canada’s Food Guide is more affordable only under specific conditions
  • Chile’s sugary food fight echoes around the world
  • Study shows 'no significant association' between healthy eating and fighting dementia, but not all scientists are on board

"News in Brief" for March 13, 2019


  • Toronto Public Health nudges students towards healthier lifestyles
  • Canadians living alone give food industry a boost
  • Will tomorrow’s consumers be educated or inundated by proliferating food labels?

"News in Brief" for March 12, 2019


  • Toronto programs help people connect over a meal
  • Vertical farming startup partners with food service provider
  • Leslie Beck: Sugar-free? Unsweetened? No added sugar? How to decode sugar labels

"News in Brief" for March 11, 2019


  • Inuk artist creates sculpture out of Northmart and Northern Store receipts
  • I’m a dietitian and I don’t believe sugar is evil
  • The best non-dairy milk alternatives, ranked by dietitians

"News in Brief" for March 08, 2019


  • Access to nutrition programs a “side effect” of snow days for Hamilton students
  • Planted-in-Guelph sustainable food program continues to grow
  • Universities take steps to tackle food insecurity on campus

"News in Brief" for March 07, 2019


  • City wants your input on backyard chicken coops
  • At-risk food insecure children stand to benefit from targeted student nutrition programs, stable funding important to their success
  • Sodium and potassium Dietary Reference Intake values updated in new report

"News in Brief" for March 06, 2019


  • Health unit sings the praises of social eating
  • Food for thought: B.C. researchers see 'significant decline' in our fruit and vegetable consumption
  • 10 tips for following the Mediterranean diet on a budget

"News in Brief" for March 05, 2019


  • Basic income project improved lives, but ‘now it’s back to the food bank’
  • Leslie Beck: Everything you need to know about eating nuts (and preventing diabetes)
  • Dairy fat— newfound friend or (still) a foe?

"News in Brief" for March 04, 2019


  • Food insecurity widespread in Nipissing District, says health unit
  • Some baby foods sold in Canada would be 'illegal in Europe,' arsenic testing shows
  • What to feed the kids under Canada's new food guide

"News in Brief" for March 01, 2019


  • Fast food is less healthy today than 30 years ago, analysis finds
  • Orthorexia: When obsessing over clean eating becomes a harmful eating disorder
  • Public health expert praises London's move to ban junk food ads on transit