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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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

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"News in Brief" for March 18, 2019

Food bank in Vaughan sees higher demand coming from ‘single moms, seniors’
YorkRegion.com

Humanity First, a food bank in Vaughan, has witnessed a “steady increase” over the last three years of single mothers and seniors coming in.

It’s time to bring food marketing bill to a vote in the Senate
iPolitics

Introduced in September 2016 by former Conservative Senator Nancy Greene Raine, Bill S-228 aims to protect children by limiting the marketing of food and beverages to kids.

Loneliness and isolation associated with malnutrition
The Varsity

Cooking and eating with others can result in a healthier diet.

How Big Tobacco hooked children on sugary drinks
The New York Times

Researchers combing through archives discovered that cigarette makers had applied their marketing wizardry to sweetened beverages and turned generations of children into loyal customers.

Why are so many farmers markets failing? Because the market is saturated
NPR

In Oregon, where 62 new markets opened but 32 closed, the researchers of one multiyear study concluded, "The increasing popularity of the markets is in direct contrast with their surprisingly high failure rate."