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 23, 2019

These 5 foods are claimed to improve our health. But the amount we’d need to consume to benefit is… a lot
The Conversation

Food gives us the nutrients we need to survive, and we know a balanced diet contributes to good health. But the idea of food as medicine, although attractive, is easily oversold in the headlines.

New study estimates preventable cancer burden linked to poor diet in the U.S.
Tufts Now

A new study estimates that 5.2 percent of new invasive cancer cases reported in 2015 are associated with poor diets.

Can chewing gum kill you? Common food additive could lead to colorectal cancer
National Post

Scientists can’t prove titanium dioxide is dangerous and they can’t prove it’s safe — but this common food whitener is almost impossible to avoid, and manufacturers aren’t required to list it as an ingredient.

Expert advice: How to spot sketchy nutrition info
University of Florida News

Misguided nutrition advice can be more than ineffective: It can be dangerous. Each year, over 20,000 people end up in the emergency room because of supplements, and a quarter of those cases are due to weight-loss related supplements.

How grocery stores can change opinions on climate change
Edgy

Some small grocery stores in North America and Europe are abandoning the use of food packaging altogether to generate zero waste.