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 26, 2015

Municipal government has no right to interfere with church-based soup kitchens and food banks, mayor says
Sarnia Observer

Sarnia Mayor Mike Bradley told media Friday he isn't supportive of the city becoming involved in how churches choose to offer their services to the community.

Next Big Idea winners make resto nutrition data easy to find
The Sheridan Sun

The future of accessible restaurant information and nutrition facts is almost here.

Unflinching film Fat is a dark take on food addiction, depression
The Globe and Mail

Based on a personal essay about food addiction and depression, writer-comedian Mark Phinney scripted and directed the unflinching feature Fat, which opens in Toronto on Oct. 30.

Feeding babies fresh food may encourage healthy habits later
National Post

It has been shown that children tend to form long-term likings for certain foods and flavors based on their earliest years of eating, and infants tend to be more amenable to trying new foods than their scarcely senior toddler and preschool siblings.

Coconut oil: Is it a 'miracle' food?
CBC News

Sharon Basaraba, a medical journalist and North by Northwest's longevity consultant says a number of studies have been done, but they've mostly been small studies for relatively short periods of time.

5 things you’ll find in the kitchen of the future
The Toronto Star

With Internet-connected devices, kitchens are more intelligent than ever, and cooking is becoming as easy as pie.

Leah McLaren: In Oprah, we can see our own collective weight struggles
The Globe and Mail

The big O must realize that the issue of obesity has shifted in North America since Weight Watchers’ heyday.

Bacon, sausages, other processed meats do cause cancer, WHO says
The Toronto Star

The report by the influential group stakes out one of the most aggressive stances against meat yet taken by a major health organization, and it is expected to face stiff criticism.