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, 2019

I’m obese. I want a healthy lifestyle. But it’s often inaccessible to disabled people like me.
Vox

Higher obesity rates for disabled people shouldn’t surprise us. Certain medications keep weight on, pain often deters physical activity, and cooking when impaired can be a real struggle, making it harder to maintain a healthy diet.

Nutrition support certificate program launched for pharmacists and other health care providers
Pharmacy Times

A Nutrition Support Certificate for pharmacists has been launched by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN).

Sugar tax, prominent labels reduce sugar consumption, Ontario study suggests
National Post

Prominent nutrition labels and taxes on sugary products can help consumers opt for healthier options, researchers said Wednesday — a day after the federal government ruled out imposing a tax on sugary drinks.

Teasing kids about their weight may make them gain more
National Public Radio

Kids with overweight or obesity may suffer long-term effects when they're teased or bullied, often gaining more weight later, a new study finds.

We know highly processed food is bad for us. Why do we keep eating it?
Global News

The enduring appeal of ultra-processed food is by design. Companies engineer their foods to be as appealing as possible, with careful attention to details like the salt level or the exact crunch of a potato chip.