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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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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"News in Brief" for October 05, 2015

The Right Chemistry: Bone broth savours a resurgence in popularity
Montreal Gazette

Bone broth is the current wonder concoction that’s supposed to strengthen bones, heal wounds, lubricate joints and improve immune function. But as far as the health effects go? The claims are a bit hard to swallow.

Feeding your kid can feel like playing Russian roulette
The Toronto Star

Before your baby can be tested for allergies, feeding them things such as peanuts and eggs can be a scary prospect.

New CPH review on relevance of portion, packaging and tableware size for influencing food choice and consumption
Cochrane Public Health

This review provides the most conclusive evidence to date that acting to reduce the size, availability and appeal of larger-sized portions, packages and tableware has potential to reduce the quantities of food that people select and consume by meaningful amounts.

The farm-to-table backlash is here
Fortune

Food critics are now crying foul over pretentious menus and morality-based dining, and even supporters of the movement are saying, “Enough already!”

Where’s the beef (from)? Fast food ad war irks ranchers
The Globe and Mail

Beef “raised without the use of hormones or steroids,” one fast-food chain touts in its commercials. “Not Without Canadian Farmers,” another burger giant boasts of its menu.The ads have stirred up the ire of some in the beef industry, where producers use hormones to make cattle grow faster.

The money spent selling sugar to americans is staggering
The Atlantic

Why do we eat what we eat? Three experts attempt to answer.