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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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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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 17, 2019

'Indigenous food is health care': symposium imagines future of hospital meals
CBC

More than 100 health care professionals gathered at Evergreen Brickworks to take part in workshops and discuss food innovation in health care. The two-day symposium was organized by Nourish, a national project that is working with food service providers to advocate for healthy, local sustainable food in health care institutions.

After the bell program ensures kids don’t go hungry once school is out for summer
The Star

What many of us don’t realize is that the end of the school year separates thousands of children from the school-based nutrition programs they rely on throughout the school year. Those breakfast, lunch and after-school programs often represent the best meals they receive.

Warming world will need to farm a whole new Egypt to feed itself
Bloomberg

Scientists say trade rules would have to loosen to balance food and water security with the needs of a growing population.

Nutrition: Substantial benefit from replacing steak with fish
Science Daily

Consumers will gain a health benefit from substituting part of the red and processed meat in their diet with fish, according to new calculations. Men over 50 and women of childbearing age in particular would benefit from such a change in diet.

Ultra-processed foods make us eat more, and it’s not about their nutritional makeup
PBS

Two groups of study participants were offered nutritionally identical diets. Those eating ultra-processed foods consumed more calories and gained weight.