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 30, 2017


  • Healthy eating a big hit in the classroom
  • Healthy food for a week would put many low-income Londoners in debt
  • How closing grocery stores perpetuate food deserts long after they’re gone

"News in Brief" for November 29, 2017


  • Ontario considers ban on throwing organic waste into the trash
  • City of Thunder Bay recieves recognition for work on promoting local foods
  • Canada's food guide is expiring—here's what to expect on the pyramid next

"News in Brief" for November 28, 2017


  • Groups discuss community health
  • Healthy options available at local facilities
  • Eating better, healthier kids. Students learn to make healthy meals at Victory School

"News in Brief" for November 27, 2017


  • Local food study shows Thunder Bay farmers, producers have room to grow
  • Vancouver's first zero-waste grocery store open for business
  • 'Plant-based' foods named food trend of 2018: report

"News in Brief" for November 24, 2017


  • Two BC health organizations support sugary drink tax after recent report
  • Pros and cons of meal kit delivery services
  • CDC: Most adults aren't eating enough fruits and vegetables

"News in Brief" for November 23, 2017


  • Enjoy strawberry recipes year-round thanks to Ontario’s high-tech greenhouses
  • Menu changes could be coming to Thunder Bay arenas
  • The business of getting affordable, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers

"News in Brief" for November 22, 2017


  • New report alleges big sugar tried to hide possible link to cancer 50 years ago
  • Cinnamon turns up the heat on fat cells
  • Why putting calorie counts on menus won’t change America’s health

"News in Brief" for November 21, 2017


  • Where the disease is most prevalent in Ontario, resources to treat and promote healthy lifestyles often most sparse, specialist says
  • Alberta’s school meal program expands to every board in province
  • Miss summer’s fresh produce? Fall and winter fruits and vegetables deliver, too

"News in Brief" for November 20, 2017


  • Loblaw the latest to experience the ‘Amazon effect’
  • As Canadians consume 'harmful' levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance
  • Americans are putting down the soda pop

"News in Brief" for November 17, 2017


  • Understanding orthorexia: A terrible, tricky eating disorder
  • 9 nutritionists share the worst nutrition advice they've ever heard
  • Food waste and hunger: Are we paying enough attention to systemic solutions?

"News in Brief" for November 16, 2017


  • How one Toronto tech startup is cutting food waste — and your dinner tab
  • Forget backyard chickens, council shifts focus to food security
  • Food swamps predict obesity rates better than food deserts

"News in Brief" for November 15, 2017


  • ‘Successful failures’ – the problem with food banks
  • Budget, not a lack of knowledge, fuels bad eating habits: Study
  • Move over McDonald's, the future of fast food is vegan

"News in Brief" for November 14, 2017


  • Vegetarian and vegan ‘meats’ are more popular than ever, but are they good for you?
  • Your Starbucks drink is like eating 7 doughnuts, study says
  • Is the CICO diet the new Keto? Internet goes mad for the latest incarnation of the classic weight loss regime - but experts question whether it is safe or sustainable?

"News in Brief" for November 13, 2017


  • 14 foods to help keep you healthy during cold and flu season
  • Leslie Beck: Why plant-based beverages may be risky for children
  • What are the health benefits of purple rice?

"News in Brief" for November 10, 2017


  • Pilot project to support healthy eating
  • The Ontario Produce Marketing Association partners with Student Nutrition Ontario to implement the "New Fast Food" Initiative in over 1,000 schools across the province
  • Daycares aren’t always serving the nutritious food they promise, Canadian study finds

"News in Brief" for November 07, 2017


  • Bad news: Eating local, organic won't shrink your carbon footprint
  • Rickets still striking Canadian kids
  • How much does a week of groceries cost in Canada? We crunched the numbers

"News in Brief" for November 06, 2017


  • Can’t have sugar or salt? Use these 9 healthy alternative flavourings instead
  • Sugary drinks could break your heart
  • Manitoba government rejects bid for human rights protection of body size

"News in Brief" for November 03, 2017


  • 5 drinks that will help you sleep at night – and three that won’t
  • The Clean Label Project is using bad science to scare us about our children's food
  • Home-delivered nutritional meals may lower patient readmission rates and improve health outcomes

"News in Brief" for November 02, 2017


  • Opinion: Greenhouses could offer fresh, affordable food to the north
  • Need to cut down on salt? Try something spicy instead
  • How wood got in our food, then out of it, then back into it again

"News in Brief" for November 01, 2017


  • Why this dietitian started eating meat after 18 years of being a vegetarian
  • Study ties pesticides in food to reduced fertility in women
  • Many Americans blame themselves for weight stigma