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 27, 2016

Action finally in sight on CFIA modernization
Manitoba Co-Operator

After a five-year gestation period, proposed changes to modernize the Canadian Food Inspection Agency are about to arrive at the delivery room.

Unconventional Panel: Does Canada need more labels on food products?
CBC News

This week, the federal government announced plans to make changes to the way Canadian food products are labelled. It wants to eventually add labels to the front of packages that will highlight if a product is high or low in certain nutrients such as sugar, salt and saturated fats so that with a quick glance — consumers will know if they're making healthy, or unhealthy, choices.

Four in ten university students lack food security as education costs skyrocket
Maclean's Magazine

Nearly half of students surveyed had forgone healthy food to pay for books, tuition fees and rent, according to an exclusive report from Meal Exchange.

Dietitians weigh in on whether a soda tax would help curb obesity
Medical Xpress

Several U.S. cities and other countries have enacted taxes on soda and sugar-sweetened beverages as a way to fight the worldwide rise in obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In a push to influence more governments to adopt similar measures, the World Health Organization recently urged countries to tax sugary drinks.

Campbell Soup invests in nutrition tech startup

Campbell Soup has invested in a new nutrition-focused startup that uses data from an at-home test kit to make personalized food recommendations tailored to an individual’s unique DNA.

Improved nutrition may help offset negative effects of early-life stress
News Medical

Early-life stress has been shown to impair learning and memory in later life, but new research, published online in The FASEB Journal, suggests that improved nutrition may help offset the negative effects of this stress.