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 November 29, 2013


  • Dietitians Fed Up With Gluten-Free Claims
  • International fruit growers up in arms over Canadian-designed GM apple that cannot brown
  • Widely discredited study that fuelled fear of genetically modified ‘Frankenfoods’ finally retracted

"News in Brief" for November 28, 2013


  • Turning to the Bible for Weight Loss with the Daniel Diet
  • Aging Aboriginal Canadians have harder time staying healthy
  • GMO salmon firm clears one hurdle but still waits for key OKs

"News in Brief" for November 27, 2013


  • Eight wellness apps to help you reach your health goals
  • How writer Dana Goodyear went deep into the foodie subculture – and what she found there
  • High Fat Diet Tied To Accelerated Breast Cancer Development In Teenage Girls

"News in Brief" for November 26, 2013


  • New year, new you? 5 celebrity diets to avoid this year
  • Environment Canada approves commercial production of genetically modified salmon
  • Which nuts are good for you? The short answer is all of them, and here’s why

"News in Brief" for November 25, 2013


  • Food waste, overeating threaten global security
  • Social assistance families face $147 food budget deficit
  • Can eating chocolate really lower body fat?

"News in Brief" for November 22, 2013


  • Dangerous Diet Trend: The Cotton Ball Diet
  • Source of food important to consumers
  • Eating nuts tied to lower risk of dying from cancer, heart disease (and a slimmer waist), Harvard study finds

"News in Brief" for November 21, 2013


  • Life in the fast (food) lane leads to impatience
  • New US Cholesterol Guidelines Lead to Backlash
  • Daily dose of nuts good for health: study

"News in Brief" for November 20, 2013


  • Kids less fit than parents worldwide
  • Will a consistent bedtime help lower body fat?
  • Nutrition fix: Why understanding portion sizes is key

"News in Brief" for November 19, 2013


  • Drinking milk in teen years questioned for bone benefits
  • Displaying calorie labels at fast-food restaurants doesn't appear to work: study
  • Manitoba kids given Ritz Crackers to balance ‘unhealthy’ lunch; mom fined $10

"News in Brief" for November 18, 2013


  • Ottawa to stop selling energy drinks at rec centres
  • U.K. program to offer coupons to mothers who breastfeed
  • I’m undergoing chemotherapy. What should I be eating?

"News in Brief" for November 15, 2013


  • Healthy or Harmful? 5 Surprising Nutrients You Can Overdo
  • Diabetes cases hit record 382 million worldwide
  • Warnings about beef-tenderizing E.coli risk rare in stores

"News in Brief" for November 14, 2013


  • Groups against non-browning GM apples engineered in B.C. fear approval in U.S.
  • CHEO & CTV launch Healthy Kids Awards and health series
  • U.S. heart guidelines may threaten new class of cholesterol drugs

"News in Brief" for November 13, 2013


  • Sourdough breadmaking cuts gluten content in baked goods
  • Statin Use Could Double Under New Heart Healthy Recommendations
  • Certain cooking oils should not be labelled heart healthy, scientists argue

"News in Brief" for November 12, 2013


  • Supermarket confusion: Making a sensible choice in the cereal aisle – part one
  • Mom's exercise during pregnancy gives baby’s brain a boost
  • Exercising at the office — even at your desk — is becoming a fitness trend

"News in Brief" for November 11, 2013


  • Food fans resurrect local Slow Food movement
  • Should I eat dinner before 8 o’clock if I want to lose weight?
  • For a longer life, Do It Yourself

"News in Brief" for November 08, 2013


  • Trans fats to be phased out of U.S. food supply, Food and Drug Administration announces
  • Trans fat ban proposal in U.S. may affect Canadians
  • Renowned chef focuses on creating healthy cafeteria food

"News in Brief" for November 07, 2013


  • Obesity expert rejects 'shaming'
  • KW food bank optimistic about new farmer tax credit
  • Jennifer Sygo: The A to Z of vitamin D, from why, to what form and how much you need as our sunshine source disappears

"News in Brief" for November 06, 2013


  • Bill to Promote Local Food Passes Final Vote
  • Nutrigenomics: The Future of Personalized Nutrition in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

"News in Brief" for November 05, 2013


  • 800,000 Canadians still relying on food banks
  • Mediterranean diet tied to better health late in life
  • How long can food stay in your freezer? Safety experts have the answer

"News in Brief" for November 04, 2013


  • Study says soda tax would cut obesity rates by 1.3 per cent in UK
  • Vega One nutritional shakes may be contaminated
  • Is it safe for my teen daughter to become a vegan?

"News in Brief" for November 01, 2013


  • 5 healthy Halloween ideas
  • Michelle Obama celebrates healthy-eating deal with Elmo at her side
  • How to manage your diet if you have Type 2 diabetes