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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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 07, 2014

Examining the link between antibiotics and childhood obesity
CTV News

A new and emerging risk factor is the role of intestinal microflora that may be associated with obesity. Previous studies have shown that intestinal microflora are associated with obesity in later life and that antibiotic exposure influences the microbial variability and composition. The question then remains whether there is an influence of antibiotic use on early childhood obesity?

Meet Rachel Parent — the teen fighting for GMO labelling in Canada
Global News

Rachel Parent is a 15-year-old activis who has been trying to meet with Health Minister Rona Ambrose. During her tenure as health minister, Ambrose has worked on making food labels less confusing and more relevant for Canadians. Despite Health Canada’s own information that shows Canadians want information about GMOs on labels, the government is not budging on mandatory labelling.

How Family Meals May Fight Obesity
Yahoo News

In a new study in the Journal of Pediatrics researchers analyzed data from the Project Eating and Activity in Teens study, which tracked the dining habits and body mass index (BMI) of middle- and high-school students, then followed up again 10 years later when they were young adults. The young adults who’d eaten just one or two family meals a week as kids were 45 percent less likely to be overweight, compared to those who never dined with their parents.