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 17, 2015

Food bank demand way up in Alberta
CTV News

More people are using the services provided by food banks than last year, with the biggest jump being seen in Alberta.

Farmer tax credit for food bank donations backed by health minister
CBC News

Health Minister Leo Glavine says he continues to support the idea of a tax credit for farmers who donate a portion of their crop to food banks.

Go beyond dairy for the calcium your body needs for good bone health
The Globe and Mail

Milk and dairy products are convenient ways to get calcium – you don’t have to give them up – but they are only one of many sources.

Homemade food gifts for the holidays: From baking to preserves, edible ideas for everyone on your list
National Post

Whether traditional baked goods, candies, preserves or pantry staples, making gifts yourself represents time and consideration.

Marni Soupcoff: The statist guide to healthy eating
National Post

Adding to the conversation around Toronto Public Health's Modified Retail Food Environment Index, Marni Soupcoff presents her "food for thought" on the availability of healthy foods in food swamps.

What’s the best way to remove pesticides from fruits and vegetables?
The Globe and Mail

There is a growing concern among Canadians about consuming synthetic pesticide residues in food.

Your parenting style may be causing your child’s obesity
The Toronto Star

A new study suggests parenting style could have an impact a child’s risk of obesity.

Are junk food habits driving obesity? A tale of two studies
National Public Radio

It would seem that the link between obesity and the consumption of high-calorie, low-nutrition foods is well-established. But as two recent studies show, researchers are still probing the mechanics of that connection.