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 20, 2016

Why grocery stores are pushing packaged foods to the perimeter
The Daily Courier

Time-crunched consumers who mostly shop the grocery store's perimeter may be finding retailers are displaying more packaged foods in the areas traditionally reserved for fresh produce.

Breastfeeding moms stage 'nurse-in' against methylmercury at Muskrat Falls
CBC News

Dozens of people have been demonstrating against the imminent flooding of the reservoir, which they believe will release dangerous levels of methylmercury into the environment downstream.

Edmonton’s Food Bank: ‘Food is going out faster than it’s coming in’
Global News

Not only is the economy affecting donations, but the disaster in Fort McMurray drained a lot of resources.

Study: Sleep-deprived preschoolers eat more
Medical News Today

"We found that sleep loss increased the dietary intake of preschoolers on both the day of and the day after restricted sleep,", says lead study author.

Water jets belong in schools
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Children returned to Pittsburgh Public Schools this fall with a new school supply — refillable water bottles.

Finland moving ahead with sugar tax despite opposition
Helsinki Times

The adverse health effects of sugary food and drinks are a concern to lawmakers in Finland.

Doctors 'know too little about nutrition and exercise'
The Guardian

Letter from medics and dietitians calls for improvement in training to reduce lifestyle-related deaths.