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 May 30, 2018

Includes...

  • Toronto students dig in to healthy eating with ‘plant-in’
  • Local dietitian joining provincial call regarding food insecurity
  • Northwest Nosh magazine celebrates everything related to food in Thunder Bay, surrounding area

"News in Brief" for May 30, 2018

Includes...

  • Statistics Canada reports lower income for farmers
  • Canadians don’t understand best-before dates, which leads to more food waste: report
  • Canadian health care is telling us you can only be healthy if you're white and middle class

"News in Brief" for May 29, 2018

Includes...

  • Healthy eating campaign sees children become ‘chef for a day’
  • Canadians want transparency about genetically-modified foods: study
  • What is the low-FODMAP diet and who should do it?

"News in Brief" for May 28, 2018

Includes...

  • Sports Summit serves up healthy ideas
  • PC Organics, Love Child Organics baby food recalled in Canada
  • California children are drinking less soda but are getting more calories from sugary sports and energy products

"News in Brief" for May 25, 2018

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  • U of T study finds food insecurity more than doubles the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes
  • Welfare changes credited as Toronto food-bank use drops in first three months of 2018
  • SFU study finds waters at major B.C. shellfish farming region polluted with microplastics

"News in Brief" for May 24, 2018

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  • The trendiest diets of 2017 and what nutrition experts say about them
  • Food industry in England fails to meet sugar reduction target
  • Why Meghan Markle Follows a Vegan Diet—But Only During the Week

"News in Brief" for May 23, 2018

Includes...

  • How much is too much protein – and can over consumption hurt your health?
  • Non-celiac gluten sensitivity is real — here’s how to know if you have it
  • People care when they see the cost: Evaluating food systems

"News in Brief" for May 22, 2018

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  • Food history project to get rolling
  • New program makes it easier for people with celiac disease to dine out
  • The most popular food festivals around the world

"News in Brief" for May 18, 2018

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  • FreshSpoke targets small agri-food wholesalers for ‘shared delivery system’
  • La Loche high school to receive Brampton-made modular farm
  • Our obsession with fats and carbs means we're looking at nutrition all wrong

"News in Brief" for May 17, 2018

Includes...

  • Nova Scotia advocates say now is the time for a universal basic income
  • Feds to unveil new food security program for the North within the next few months
  • As Philly's soda tax is challenged, do 'sin taxes' really work?

"News in Brief" for May 16, 2018

Includes...

  • How a Saskatoon organization is hoping to repurpose 24K tonnes of food waste
  • MUN entrepreneur looking to improve food security in Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Is homegrown food safer? Only if gardeners take precautions

"News in Brief" for May 15, 2018

Includes...

  • Farmers markets struggle to cultivate local appetite in the suburbs
  • Get kids in the kitchen early to promote healthy eating
  • Cannabis candies will stay off-limits after marijuana legalization — and that's a mistake: researcher

"News in Brief" for May 14, 2018

Includes...

  • Healthy food, drink choices coming to Hamilton recreation facilities
  • Baby food for thought: Evacuation centres urged to consider nutrition needs of infants
  • California becomes the first state to prescribe food as medicine

"News in Brief" for May 11, 2018

Includes...

  • Spotlight: Affordable hand-made meals keep seniors healthy at home
  • When the joy goes out of eating, nutrition suffers
  • 1 in 5 Canadians have used a food bank in their life: study

"News in Brief" for May 10, 2018

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  • Over half of food bank users more likely to have heart attacks, study says
  • Is stevia healthy? What are the downsides of consuming it?
  • Revamping soda tax could add millions to state budget, report finds

"News in Brief" for May 09, 2018

Includes...

  • ‘This isn’t solved by giving somebody a bag of food.’ An interview with food insecurity expert Valerie Tarasuk
  • How fish may reduce your child's breast cancer risk
  • Milk might be history's most controversial food, says author

"News in Brief" for May 08, 2018

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  • University of Saskatchewan study shows importance of grain to Canada’s diet
  • FDA delays new food nutrition labeling rules
  • Extending maternity leave leads to longer breastfeeding time

"News in Brief" for May 07, 2018

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  • B.C. farmers’ market program expands to support lower-income residents and food producers
  • No sticker shock ahead for Canadian grocery shoppers
  • Enforce habit, not nutrition, when it comes to kids and eating

"News in Brief" for May 04, 2018

Includes...

  • Researcher shines light on food security crisis
  • New food allergy guide aims to save lives on campus
  • Developing & reformulating products using cannabis

"News in Brief" for May 03, 2018

Includes...

  • An Ontario community to be the “Food Community of the Future”?
  • Getting healthy food into mouths of hungry
  • Wahnapitae First Nation to hold monthly fair food market

"News in Brief" for May 02, 2018

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  • Ontario Growing Agri-Food Sector in Northern Ontario
  • How teaching kids to cook builds confidence and community
  • Why most foods don’t expire until long after we think they should

"News in Brief" for May 01, 2018

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  • Ontario helping households and businesses reduce food and organic waste
  • Not losing weight on a vegan diet? Here’s why
  • Supplementation during pregnancy 'insufficient' to boost offspring health