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 25, 2014

Auditor general's report on Nutrition North expected today
CBC News

The Auditor General of Canada is expected to release a report examining the Nutrition North program today. The $60-million-a-year federal program is meant to help retailers with the cost of shipping nutritious food to remote communities. The retailers are then supposed to pass those savings onto consumers.

Holiday weight gain isn’t inevitable. Here’s how you can easily avoid it.
The Globe

Leslie Beck: December isn’t exactly known for producing hard bodies. Even though there are countless opportunities to overeat, it is possible to survive the season without gaining weight. Despite what you hear, holiday weight gain is not unavoidable.

Ontario Takes Action to Reduce Smoking and Obesity Rates
Ontario Newsroom

Ontario is introducing legislation to protect youth from the dangers of tobacco and the potential harms of electronic cigarettes, known as e-cigarettes. Also included in the legislation are measures to help families make healthier food choices by giving them caloric information when eating out or purchasing take-away meals. The Making Healthier Choices Act, 2014 supports the government's commitment to achieve the lowest smoking rate in Canada.

Study: Rise of saturated fat in diet may not raise fats in blood
Medical News Today

A new study has found that increasing the levels of saturated fat in the diet does not lead to increased levels of saturated fat in the blood. However, increasing the amount of carbohydrates in the diet was found to raise the levels of a fatty acid associated with diabetes and heart disease. The authors acknowledge that the study is limited by the relatively short timeframe that the diets were followed for.