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 24, 2014

$11.3M more for Nutrition North food subsidies
CBC News

The federal government announced Friday in Iqaluit it will put another $11.3 million over the next year into Nutrition North. It also says it's looking for ways to improve the program. A report on the program by Canada's auditor general is due to be released on Tuesday morning.

25 years since Canada vowed to end child poverty, where are we now?
Global News

A new report finds a lack of progress in reducing child poverty in Canada, despite a commitment from members of Parliament more than two decades ago to eradicate child poverty by the year 2000. Released Monday, the Campaign 2000 annual report release also marks five years after the entire House of Commons voted to develop an immediate plan to end poverty for all in Canada.

Study finds school meals can be healthier than packed lunches
The Globe

In a study of three rural Virginia elementary schools, both packed and school lunches almost entirely met nutrition standards, but those packed at home tended to have more calories, fat and saturated fat. Sugar-sweetened beverages and dessert items are very rare items in school lunches but are quite common in packed lunches, according to lead author.

Five ways to reduce your food waste
The Star

Tammara Soma, organizer of an upcoming food symposium at the University of Toronto, gives her tips for cutting down on the amount of food you trash without eating it all. The doctoral candidate in planning at the university, says Canada is far behind Europe and the United States when it comes to managing food waste.