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 13, 2016

Proposed tax on sugary drinks a good start, says dietitian

The World Health Organization's recent recommendation that all countries implement a 20 per cent tax on sugary drinks is a good place to start, says a Sudbury dietitian.

Climate change a challenge for future agri-food policy
Winnipeg Free Press

Longtime policy analysts have produced a paper challenging Canada’s agri-food sector to start thinking outside the traditional box when renewing the Growing Forward national farm policy in 2018.

Analyzing picture books for nutrition education
Medical News Today

Recommended books must be reviewed carefully, according to a new study published in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior.

It’s dangerous for all of us when food companies are also tech startups

The growth demands on the typical tech startup don’t necessarily square with the needs of food-based companies.

LSU finds link between sugary drinks and cancer

Researchers at LSU Health New Orleans found a link between certain types of cancer and sugary drink consumption.

Sweet potato Vitamin A research wins World Food Prize
BBC News

Four scientists have been awarded the 2016 World Food Prize for "the single most example of biofortification", resulting in Vitamin A-boosted crops.

World Chomps - Why we should take an international approach to healthy eating
Daily Record

Recent research has revealed which five countries have the healthiest diets in the world.