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 28, 2014


  • Calorie, sodium counts coming to fast-food menus near you
  • Grey Cup snack swaps
  • From cooking to skincare, coconut oil is the new craze

"News in Brief" for November 27, 2014


  • Half-million cancers worldwide linked to obesity
  • New U.S. rules to put calorie counts on menus, movie popcorn and more
  • Parents, beware of homemade infant formulas: Health Canada, doctors

"News in Brief" for November 26, 2014


  • Nutrition North's impact on northerners uncertain, auditor general says
  • At long last menu labeling, and worth the wait!
  • Moving Forward On Menu Labelling

"News in Brief" for November 25, 2014


  • Auditor general's report on Nutrition North expected today
  • Holiday weight gain isn’t inevitable. Here’s how you can easily avoid it.
  • Ontario Takes Action to Reduce Smoking and Obesity Rates

"News in Brief" for November 24, 2014


  • $11.3M more for Nutrition North food subsidies
  • 25 years since Canada vowed to end child poverty, where are we now?
  • Study finds school meals can be healthier than packed lunches

"News in Brief" for November 21, 2014


  • Obesity's global costs hit $2 trillion a year, report suggests
  • Local grocery chain to remove artificial flavours, colours from 4,000 food items
  • Salt vs. Sodium

"News in Brief" for November 20, 2014


  • Low income families find healthy eating a struggle
  • Entrepreneurs Have A Vital Role In Food Security
  • Mayor-elect, councillors on board to make food security a reality in Toronto

"News in Brief" for November 19, 2014


  • Don’t drop while you shop
  • Brazilian dietary guidelines are based on foods, food patterns, and meals, not nutrients
  • A gateway to better nutrition

"News in Brief" for November 18, 2014


  • Toronto to look at restricting the sale of energy drinks to kids
  • Home cooking a key ingredient to a healthy diet: study
  • Think microwaves aren’t safe? You’re better off worrying about other sources of radiation, dietitian says

"News in Brief" for November 17, 2014


  • Rising grocery costs add up for Uxbridge Loaves and Fishes food bank
  • 6 misconceptions about nutrition and healthy eating
  • Posting Calorie Values on Menus Shows Long-Term Success

"News in Brief" for November 14, 2014


  • Sugar is the same, nutritionally, even by any other name
  • Recognizing World Diabetes Day
  • A walk on the poor side

"News in Brief" for November 13, 2014


  • Britain takes on obesity, by paying people to lose weight
  • N.B. obesity rates top priority for Medical Society
  • Halton's Fresh Food Box expands thanks to OTF grant

"News in Brief" for November 12, 2014


  • Atkins, Weight Watchers, 'no panacea' in long term, doctor says
  • Munch on health ideas at local food charter sessions
  • Recognizing Agri-Food Innovation Excellence in Colborne

"News in Brief" for November 11, 2014


  • New recommendations for home made baby food
  • Meat-free ways to find kid-friendly protein
  • Heart disease isn’t just for men, after all

"News in Brief" for November 10, 2014


  • Have the Danes cracked childhood obesity?
  • Heart disease in women targeted by new Ottawa centre
  • Food security in Nova Scotia a complex issue that must be addressed

"News in Brief" for November 07, 2014


  • Cooking classes for kids serve up love of fruits and vegetables
  • Healthy-eating programs created for low-income neighbourhood
  • Real Food Connections seeks local investors to expand

"News in Brief" for November 06, 2014


  • Food recall warning: Cranberry-apple cider from Mustard Seed
  • Food bank use continues to rise in N.B.
  • Food bank use in Edmonton on the rise

"News in Brief" for November 05, 2014


  • Sask. sees largest food bank use increase
  • A good harvest: Kelowna grad student helps feed the community
  • When do you really need a sports drink?

"News in Brief" for November 04, 2014


  • Food Bank Canada report: Number of Canadians in need of help 'alarmingly' high
  • The recession may be over, but food bank use is still climbing in Canada
  • How can I choose a healthy energy bar?

"News in Brief" for November 03, 2014


  • Grocery food rating system helps shoppers choose healthier
  • Nutrition North program not accountable: Academic
  • Ontarians Warned Not To Consume Certain Unpasteurized Apple Cider