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 October 31, 2013


  • Could the buffet line make you thinner?
  • US officials release first national guidelines for schools to manage kids with food allergies
  • Toronto set to launch city's first-ever mobile food market

"News in Brief" for October 30, 2013


  • Health spending expected to reach $211B in 2013
  • Pure North health program spurs alternative public care debate
  • ‘Eating for two’ philosophy isn’t healthy for pregnant women: researcher

"News in Brief" for October 29, 2013


  • 5 tips to help have a healthy, happy Halloween
  • Get to the roots of gut health by understanding good and bad bacteria and IBS triggers
  • Prediabetic? Try these tips before resorting to medication

"News in Brief" for October 28, 2013


  • How one entrepreneur is revolutionizing the food industry
  • New daily sodium limits are up – can I stop worrying about how much salt I eat?
  • Excessive eaters who never find themselves full may possess ‘hungry gene’

"News in Brief" for October 25, 2013


  • What's in your kids' meal?
  • Removing saturated fats from diets has made heart disease risk higher, not lower: U.K. cardiology expert
  • Dietitians launch online tool to help parents see if kids are eating properly

"News in Brief" for October 24, 2013


  • U.S. study suggests gold star nutrition labels help grocery shoppers buy healthier
  • Weight shaming: Should a child’s weight be discussed in front of them?
  • Why more young people are suffering strokes than ever

"News in Brief" for October 23, 2013


  • Exercise can improve teens' grades: British study
  • Don’t hold the butter? Saturated fats get another boost from health expert
  • How an innovative hospital program helps cancer patients rediscover the joy of food

"News in Brief" for October 22, 2013


  • Bottled water puts children at risk for tooth decay, former ODA president say
  • Hamilton will pilot food allergy injectors in restaurants
  • Sunlight can be good for your skin in moderation

"News in Brief" for October 21, 2013


  • Breast milk sold online may have harmful bacteria, study finds
  • Coming to a diet near you: the Montreal combo plate
  • Is rye bread really healthier than white?

"News in Brief" for October 18, 2013


  • Recommended daily sodium limit raised to 2,000 mg, according to new Canadian guidelines
  • Advertising food to children moves from TV to online games
  • Gluten-free: Why you shouldn’t listen to Miley and Gwyneth

"News in Brief" for October 17, 2013


  • Oreos more addictive than cocaine, study finds
  • Sodium intake guideline up for debate
  • Toronto school bans junk food from students' lunch bags

"News in Brief" for October 16, 2013


  • Jennifer Sygo: Watch out for ‘protein-washing’
  • Waterloo public health issues boil cider advisory

"News in Brief" for October 15, 2013


  • Do some foods or supplements actually help treat a cold?
  • Overuse of antibiotics can be detrimental to our health
  • It's no trick. Pumpkins are a nutritious treat.

"News in Brief" for October 11, 2013


  • Herbal product contamination 'considerable,' DNA tests find
  • Responsibility for CFIA shifting to Health Canada
  • Ontario to make fast-food chains put calorie counts on menus – but will it help?

"News in Brief" for October 10, 2013


  • ‘Thigh gap’ measuring trend among young women on social media may be encouraging eating disorders: U.S. experts
  • Ontario Liberals to propose law that chain restaurants must post calorie counts
  • Healthy Thanksgiving

"News in Brief" for October 09, 2013


  • Prevent food-related illness by preparing turkey and stuffing safely
  • Shaping Up: Joe Cross has some juicy ideas
  • Early success for healthy school program

"News in Brief" for October 08, 2013


  • Health minister wants to curb fruit-flavoured tobacco
  • Weight-loss apps 'missing' key strategies

"News in Brief" for October 07, 2013


  • Listeria risk prompts Reser’s macaroni salad recall
  • Parents shape a child’s food preferences
  • Study slams athletes promoting junk food

"News in Brief" for October 04, 2013


  • Breast cancer risk lowered by walking 1 hour a day
  • How 'toxic' is sugar?
  • Caledon bottler Blue Glass Water faces public health shutdown

"News in Brief" for October 03, 2013


  • Bottled water from 'Blue Glass Water' contaminated with bacteria: Ontario ministry
  • Compliments brand 'Super 8 Beef Burgers' recalled
  • Original brand Halloween 'kiss' candies recalled; may contain pieces of metal

"News in Brief" for October 02, 2013


  • Are we really supposed to drink eight glasses of water a day?
  • Available varieties of yogurt have grown exponentially to appeal to every taste
  • Ontario adds $3 million to student nutrition programs

"News in Brief" for October 01, 2013


  • Jennifer Sygo: Lessons from Grain Brain and thinking of Alzheimer’s as type 3 diabetes
  • New grocery store and restaurant to sell only food that passed its best-before date, but is still perfectly fine to eat
  • More Manitoba restaurants to outline nutrition information for meals