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 31, 2018


  • Huron Heat pay it forward with acts of kindness in the community
  • Report by Toronto food banks reveals long-term trend of rising food bank use
  • The scientific reason why you can't stop eating halloween candy

"News in Brief" for October 30, 2018


  • Little food pantry created downtown
  • Resetting The Table, Food Secure Canada's 10th assembly in Montreal, November 1st to 4th 2018
  • New report on front-of-pack nutrition labelling identifies what works better for consumers

"News in Brief" for October 29, 2018


  • Food co-op wants to bring Huntsville the best local food
  • Indigenous high school students feed schoolchildren in Maskwacis
  • Nunatsiavut says federal gov't not committed to fixing maligned northern food subsidy program

"News in Brief" for October 26, 2018


  • Peterborough rally planned over cuts to provincial social assistance
  • Food Bank hoping to scare up donations this Halloween
  • 'Kids who eat well, do well': Canadian parents want more practical nutrition education in schools

"News in Brief" for October 25, 2018


  • Branding boosts healthy food purchases on campus
  • Fanshawe College eyes agri-food research with new biotechnology centre
  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics urges FDA to look at deceptive ‘made with real fruit’ claims

"News in Brief" for October 24, 2018


  • Food bank in Windsor closes due to empty shelves
  • U of O students bring fresh food idea home
  • Success starts at home

"News in Brief" for October 23, 2018


  • Bowmanville Scout collects 5,000 pounds of food for local food bank
  • 3 British Columbians get creative to stop mountains of food from hitting the trash
  • ‘Food Stamps Cookbook’ empowers food justice

"News in Brief" for October 22, 2018


  • Real Farm Lives: New documentary series shows how food finds its way to Canadians
  • Vital People: Network backs local farmers
  • Meet the people of Eel Ground First Nation who are using food to reclaim culture

"News in Brief" for October 19, 2018


  • How one Ontario company is turning ugly food into a beautiful thing
  • Forward-looking UN Environment initiative on food security honoured with Future Policy Award
  • Poor quality breakfast has broader negative consequences

"News in Brief" for October 18, 2018


  • Perth District Health Unit and Local Community Food Centre push for action on national poverty strategy
  • He had an idea to reduce food waste. It helped feed 2 million people
  • Fast food exit?: McDonald’s, KFC sponsorship of children’s sport may end in New Zealand

"News in Brief" for October 17, 2018


  • Food drive results improve
  • Breastfeeding numbers hitting new highs in N.L.
  • World Food Prize Laureates discuss importance of proper nutrition

"News in Brief" for October 16, 2018


  • Flat out food: Permaculture and poultry on the prairies
  • Trick or Eat: an initiative to end food insecurity for Canadian students
  • Abbott Nutrition recalls meal replacements including Ensure Plus for possible bacterial contamination

"News in Brief" for October 15, 2018


  • The second annual Kid Food Nation Gala brings together young chefs from across Canada
  • Okanagan teen to take food waste petition to Ottawa
  • Would you cut back on meat for the environment?

"News in Brief" for October 12, 2018


  • Creating a positive food environment for your family
  • Already avenues in place for hunters to provide meat to food banks, says Newfoundland and Labrador minister
  • New study examines Brexit's effect on 'Sugar Tax' and coronary heart disease

"News in Brief" for October 11, 2018


  • Hunters should be able to donate game meat, says conservation group
  • New Brunswick election standoff delays Moncton food bank expansion
  • A new trend in health care: the nondiet dietitian

"News in Brief" for October 10, 2018


  • Volunteers key for school food program
  • The high cost of food in Nunavut should shock all Canadians
  • For Medicaid recipients, food insecurity goes hand-in-hand with stress, depression, overweight/obesity

"News in Brief" for October 09, 2018


  • Tackling food waste: Local organization opens community fridges in the GTA
  • This school puts nutrition first with made-from-scratch lunches
  • Time and money -- the biggest hurdles to healthy eating

"News in Brief" for October 05, 2018


  • This effort tries to fix what’s wrong with the food system
  • Almost 40% of Americans eat fast food on any given day, report says
  • Food security under changing climate

"News in Brief" for October 04, 2018


  • Gravenhurst High School students focus on food insecurity awareness
  • Canada’s food workers “betrayed” by USMCA and its impact on dairy and poultry sectors, says UFCW Canada Leader
  • Why you shouldn’t follow a diet just because an Insta blogger told you to

"News in Brief" for October 03, 2018


  • Food drive fills Shelter House shelves
  • Annual Kids Eat Smart Week launched in St. John’s
  • Nutrition for Today: The power of cruciferous vegetables

"News in Brief" for October 02, 2018


  • Anti-Hunger Coalition host harvest moon fundraiser
  • Commentary: Food is a terrible thing to waste
  • More kids are eating fast food – and not the healthy options

"News in Brief" for October 01, 2018


  • Despite retraction of food researcher’s papers, concepts about overeating still carry some weight
  • Homelessness, food insecurity on the rise in the territory, says NWT Poverty Update
  • Health Canada warns of EpiPens getting stuck in carrier tubes