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 31, 2019


  • How anti-fat bias in healthcare endangers lives
  • How to get back on track after binge eating
  • Patients with food allergies may need mental health support

"News in Brief" for May 30, 2019


  • I’m obese. I want a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often inaccessible to disabled people like me.
  • Nutrition support certificate program launched for pharmacists and other health care providers
  • Sugar tax, prominent labels reduce sugar consumption, Ontario study suggests

"News in Brief" for May 29, 2019


  • How to talk to your child about their weight (HINT: No scales)
  • Can grocery stores embrace change and technology?
  • No tax on sugary drinks in federal Liberal platform, says health minister

"News in Brief" for May 28, 2019


  • Ontario students complete (main) course on new Yukon food tour
  • Food delivery apps are drowning China in plastic
  • Can cooking become a form of therapy?

"News in Brief" for May 27, 2019


  • Heart & Stroke calls on Senator Pamela Wallin in effort to get Child Health Protection Act passed
  • Ontario Liberal MPs eye 'soda tax' idea for October election campaign
  • B.C. enlists cattle to help fight wildfires in targeted grazing program

"News in Brief" for May 24, 2019


  • Health claims in nutrition books can be a volcano of nonsense a new website is fighting back
  • Ottawa orders tight new restrictions on sugary, high-alcohol drinks
  • First comprehensive network of wild crop species will help breeders tackle food insecurity

"News in Brief" for May 23, 2019


  • These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot
  • New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the U.S.
  • Can chewing gum kill you? Common food additive could lead to colorectal cancer

"News in Brief" for May 22, 2019


  • Toward zero hunger: More food or a smarter food system?
  • Is access to vegan food a human right? Ontario firefighter says it is
  • How universities can help scale back the 'Freshman 15'

"News in Brief" for May 21, 2019


  • Food insecurity worsens in Nunavut after Ottawa tries to help
  • How natural are "natural" ingredients in food and beverages?
  • 'Our culture is in everything': This Indigenous chef is on a crusade for food sovereignty

"News in Brief" for May 17, 2019


  • 'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals
  • After the bell program ensures kids don’t go hungry once school is out for summer
  • Warming world will need to farm a whole new Egypt to feed itself

"News in Brief" for May 16, 2019


  • Eating more fruit and veg could slash breast cancer risk by 20 per cent, study says
  • Initiative pushes for fresh, local hospital food across Canada
  • We have abundant food. Why is our health — and the planet’s — so bad?

"News in Brief" for May 15, 2019


  • Soda taxes are a 'no-brainer' for public health, says the author of a new study on them
  • Who's at risk for obsessive healthy eating? Toronto research sheds light
  • How climate change could make your food less safe to eat

"News in Brief" for May 14, 2019


  • 5 phrases you can use to get your picky eater eating on their own
  • The race is on to find the next sustainable superstar seafood
  • Receiving weekend food improves school attendance among children living with hunger

"News in Brief" for May 13, 2019


  • Canada’s new dietary advice is to avoid sugar substitutes. Will U.S. follow suit?
  • Opinion | Science-based food policies: What works, what doesn’t
  • Best If Used By date code recommended for food labeling

"News in Brief" for May 10, 2019


  • Millions of women take folic acid for a healthier pregnancy. Thank Lucy Wills.
  • How to make the Canada Food Guide more affordable
  • Canada’s food sector: Death by regulation

"News in Brief" for May 09, 2019


  • Funding deals gave Coca-Cola power to quash health research, study says
  • Food waste in Canada is staggering. But is it our fault?
  • Hungry students don't learn: teachers society tells provincial review panel

"News in Brief" for May 08, 2019


  • Ontario supporting fresh and healthy school fundraising
  • Local Community Food Centre to begin phase 1 of edible forest
  • When chemicals are used to scare you about food

"News in Brief" for May 07, 2019


  • Can you both feed the world and save the planet?
  • Climate change tax for dining out? California restaurants add 1% fee to the bill
  • Artificial intelligence robots boost profits in Chinese food factories, paving way for mass use

"News in Brief" for May 06, 2019


  • 5 energizing, plant-based dishes this R.D. relies on during Ramadan
  • Want your kids to eat more healthy food? Offer them less.
  • Eleventh-hour lobbying by industry could kill law banning food marketing to kids

"News in Brief" for May 03, 2019


  • Intuitive eating is the ultimate anti-diet
  • Pediatric allergist traces 'mystery' reactions to pea protein — an increasingly popular ingredient
  • The Obamas will produce a food show for kids on Netflix

"News in Brief" for May 02, 2019


  • New online tool helps shine light on food allergy concerns
  • Millennials changed foodservice. Now their kids are doing the same
  • N.S. needs boost to reach local food consumption goal — 20% by 2020

"News in Brief" for May 01, 2019


  • Death by diet: the race to transform the world's bad food habits
  • Is seaweed healthy? Here's what experts say
  • My unexpected (but totally worth the wait) journey from diet-obsessed to body positive