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 28, 2015

Ryerson University's rooftop farm celebrates bumper harvest
The Toronto Star

On Tuesday, Ryerson University’s rooftop farm hosted tours as part of its first annual Harvest Festival, marking the end of its first full growing season only blocks from Yonge-Dundas Square.

Wild food in the big city
The McGill Daily

As more and more people are getting excited about creative ways to live sustainably, our society could possibly adopt urban foraging as a potential solution.

Food sector gets barely passing grade from Conference Board of Canada
Better Farming

Canada's food sector is putting in a lacklustre performance as far as agricultural production is concerned, a new report from the Conference Board of Canada indicates.

Big Soda sets target to lower Canadians’ calories from pop by 20%
Global News

The Canadian Beverage Association is launching a campaign aimed at scaling back the amount of calories it sells through its products by 20 per cent by 2025.

Teens who eat with family are healthier: study
CBC News

Teens aged 14 and 15 who eat dinner alone tend to have a higher body mass index than those who eat with at least one family member, suggests new Canadian research presented Monday at the Canadian Cardiovascular Conference in Toronto.

Why people give up on diet and health advice
Huffington Post

A study based on data from the Annenberg National Health Communication Survey found that conflicting or contradictory diet and health information in the media made recipients more likely to ignore or dismiss even widely accepted recommendations.

Some comments on the meat-is-carcinogenic report
Food Politics

For decades, the meat industry’s big public relations problem has been that vegetarians are demonstrably healthier than meat eaters.