Leadership Centre

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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 24, 2016

Students synchronize crunches
Norfolk News

Sixteen Norfolk County schools took part in the annual national celebration of healthy eating kick-started with a synchronized first bite into an apple at precisely 2:30 p.m. the Great Big Crunch piggybacks on nutrition programs in schools that encourage healthy eating.

Health Minister Jane Philpott announces new food labelling, marketing regulations
CBC News

The federal government is overhauling Canada's healthy eating guidelines with a sweeping strategy that will include new rules for marketing and labelling certain foods aimed at children.

Why a new national strategy on food can’t satisfy all
The Globe and Mail

The Liberal government has promised to create Canada’s first-ever national food policy. But, as Ann Hui writes, with diverse demands from agriculture groups, the food industry and environmental advocates, it has a lot on its plate.

Mindlessly snacking at work? You might be stressed, says psychologist
CBC News

Whether it's a morning pastry, a gooey muffin, or a bag of chips, snacking is a widespread habit in the workplace, according to psychologist Jennifer Newman.

Eating plenty of fruit and veggies may not lessen risks tied to meat-heavy diets
The Washington Post

A recent study published in the October issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that the more processed and unprocessed red meat people ate regularly, the more likely they were to have died — 21 percent more likely than those who ate the least meat overall. Those risks did not change, regardless of whether people regularly ate a low, medium or high amount of fruits and vegetables.