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 12, 2016

One in 10 in Sudbury does not have enough to eat
The Sudbury Star

According to Valerie Tarasuk's research, two thirds of people who are food insecure are in the workforce - either as low-wage full-time employees or part-time workers.

In support of homegrown food
The Toronto Star

Farmers who grow local and unprocessed food may apply to be verified by My Pick.

Canadians anxious but ill-informed about genetically engineered food
CBC News

Newly released research finds Canadians want mandatory labels for GM foods, but are unclear themselves on what a GM food is.

Exercise could curb junk food cravings linked to lack of sleep: study
CTV News

A recent study from researchers in Sweden suggests that exercise could be a means of warding off junk food cravings after a few short nights' sleep

Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad
The Guardian

Water is no longer simply water – it has become a commercial blank slate, a word on to which any possible ingredient or fantastical, life-enhancing promise can be attached.

WHO urges governments to tax sugary drinks to fight obesity
The Globe and Mail

The World Health Organization issued a new report that states a 20 percent price increase could reduce consumption of sweet drinks by the same proportion.