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 09, 2019

Funding deals gave Coca-Cola power to quash health research, study says

Health research bankrolled by Coca-Cola at universities in Canada and the U.S. included provisions allowing the beverage giant to quash studies midway, in a move potentially allowing the firm to shut down projects that are counter to its interests, according to a new study.

Food waste in Canada is staggering. But is it our fault?
City News

We waste enough food every year in Canada to feed a second country. The scope of the problem has finally been measured and it’s immense. But food waste is not what you probably think it is.

Hungry students don't learn: teachers society tells provincial review panel
Winnipeg Free Press

Manitoba teachers are calling on the province to strike a blow against poverty and create a universal meal program to feed a growing number of hungry students in public schools.

Repetition is key to establishing healthy eating habits among children
Philly Voice

A new study of children between the ages of three and six shows promise that a structured, repetitive approach to teaching children about healthy foods can be an effective way to shape their habits.

Why is participation in food assistance programs like WIC declining?
Pacific Standard

New analysis of federal data shows the largest single-year decrease in WIC's history. Participation is down in SNAP and the school lunch program too.

Why aren’t Canadians cooking anymore?
Global News

According to Statistics Canada, 54 per cent of Canadians eat out once a week or more, and 40 per cent of people say they eat out for convenience, have no time to cook, or do not like/know how to cook.