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 15, 2019

Soda taxes are a 'no-brainer' for public health, says the author of a new study on them
TIME

A new JAMA study suggests taxing sugary drinks really can make people buy fewer of them, potentially translating to better public health.

Who's at risk for obsessive healthy eating? Toronto research sheds light
CTV News

As important as a nutritious diet is for a balanced lifestyle, researchers in Toronto say some people are at risk of taking it too far and developing an unhealthy obsession with healthy eating.

How climate change could make your food less safe to eat
Global News

Changes to the world’s climate could mean more frequent outbreaks of food-borne illness, according to a recent report from the Public Health Agency of Canada, and Canadians need to be ready to deal with the risks.

Novel scale correlates children's snacking behaviors with external food cues
Science Daily

Early and consistent exposure to food cues may promote conditioned eating, where the cue itself becomes a signal to eat. Children may then learn to eat by exposure to external cues rather than listing to their internal, biological signals of hunger.

The mighty pea is everybody’s new favorite plant-based protein
Bloomberg

With peas becoming such a hot commodity, big players are preparing to ramp up supply. Global pea protein sales are predicted to quadruple by 2025, with most of the increase stemming from more consumption of plant-based meat products.

DASH diet reduced heart failure risk 'by almost half' in people under 75
Medical News Today

Sticking to a plant-rich diet that can reduce high blood pressure may also lower the risk of heart failure in people under the age of 75.