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 27, 2014

Sedentary living is the 'new smoking' and we're paying for it, study says
CBC News

Getting even a small fraction of Canadians out of their chairs and moving could boost the economy by an estimated $7.5 billion over the next 25 years, says a new report by the Conference Board of Canada and ParticipAction.

CK students take a bite into good nutrition
Chatham This Week

Students at schools across Chatham-Kent sank their teeth into locally-grown apples for the Great Big Crunch event on Oct. 23. The Chatham-Kent Student Nutrition Program donated over 14,000 apples to more than 40 schools for the Big Crunch, which gave students a healthy afternoon snack.

United to combat obesity in Ajax
Durham Region

A partnership between the Province, the Town of Ajax, The Heart and Stroke Foundation, The Youth Centre, boys and girls clubs, local school boards, businesses and physicians represents a winning, team approach to the issue of child obesity in our community. Ajax is one of three Durham municipalities getting more than $1 million over four years for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge.

PC pasta sauce, McCain hashbrowns among recalled food products
Global News

Loblaw Companies Limited is recalling a batch of President’s Choice Organics brand Primavera Pasta Sauce because of possible plastic contamination. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) says says pieces of plastic were found in some 700 ml jars of President’s Choice Organics brand Primavera pasta sauce.

More play breaks for kids, regulate junk food ads, says B.C.’s top doctor
Vancouver Sun

Major health challenges such as lack of exercise, smoking, and advertising junk food to children continue to threaten Canada’s medical system, says B.C.’s provincial health officer. These risky behaviours lead to 70 per cent of all chronic illness, said Dr. Perry Kendall, who opened the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress on Saturday at the Vancouver Convention Centre.