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?

Eating-behaviour expert and Cornell University professor Brian Wansink’s latest study shows buffet lines can actually improve diners’ odds of making healthy choices. Health value was assessed by a dietitian, based on the caloric and nutrient density of the dishes.

US officials release first national guidelines for schools to manage kids with food allergies

ATLANTA - The federal government is issuing its first guidelines to schools on how to protect children with food allergies.

Toronto set to launch city's first-ever mobile food market
CTV News

The Mobile Good Food Market, a retrofitted bus, will routinely travel across Toronto selling fresh produce and other goods in neighbourhoods that have been identified as lacking quality food retail options within an appropriate walking distance.

Health Check criticized for giving sugar a pass
The Globe

Doctors suggest that the Health Check program may be misinforming Canadians on what foods are healthy to eat.

Health Minister Deb Matthews troubled by complaint letters from unhappy patients
The Star

Deb Matthews says she is looking for ideas on how to improve the experience of patients in Ontario's health system.

VIDEO: Nutrition pilot program pedals local produce to kids
Hamilton Spectator

A new harvest pilot program, 3Acres, is delivering fresh, locally sourced foods — by bike — to a handful of school nutrition programs across Hamilton. The program is run by Tastebuds, Hamilton's Student Nutrition Collaborative.