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

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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 24, 2014

Gluten-free market booming, but researchers aren't sold
CBC News

CBC Marketplace investigation finds many gluten-free products break Health Canada rules. In the U.S., unlike in Canada, products that are inherently gluten free (e.g. bottled water, carrots) can be labelled ‘gluten free,’ whereas in Canada, only products that are specially processed or formulated can be labelled ‘gluten-free.

Thunder Bay health unit aims to get kids healthier
CBC News

Health unit nutritionist Victoria Holla said people in northwestern Ontario face unique challenges when it comes to making healthy food choices and keeping fit. Holla noted the health unit is putting the finishing touches on a new strategy to promote healthy lifestyles to help children grow into healthy adults.

Strategies to Speed up Supper
CTV News

After a long day at work the last thing you want to do is come home to slave over a hot stove. Culinary dietitian, Stephanie Clairmont, shares some of her must useful tips to speed up your weeknight dinners.

Vancouver proclaims “Non-GMO Awareness Week”
Global News

Mayor Gregor Robertson has proclaimed this week as “Non-GMO Awareness Week” in the City of Vancouver. The proclamation was read by Councilor Andrea Reimer Tuesday morning and comes after a request by the Vancouver Food Policy Council.

Food Day 2014
Imperial Valley News

Food Day (U.S.), founded by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, is October 24th. Their goal is to help inspire Americans to change their food choices and convince businesses, schools, farms, and policy makers to implement healthier, more sustainable food policies.

Nutrition program targets youth in Alta. schools
Western Producer

Grade 7 to 9 students in Alberta will have a significantly different wellness program next month.
 Alberta Milk has designed a “Power to Be Me” program based on a program used in Ontario to educate Grade 7 and 8 students about healthy eating.