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 September 30, 2013


  • Grapefruit juice interaction with drugs can be deadly
  • I want to shift to a vegetarian diet. Where do I begin?
  • Jennifer Sygo: A gluten-free brownie is still just a brownie, albeit more expensive and with fewer nutrients

"News in Brief" for September 27, 2013


  • ‘An apple a day keeps the doctor away’ dates back to 1800s
  • Ontario research uprooting myths about ginseng's health benefits
  • Montrealer shares tips for living on a ‘Dollarama diet’

"News in Brief" for September 26, 2013


  • Over 1.1M people visited a GTA food bank in 2012: report
  • Simple dextrose gel can treat low blood sugar in newborns: Lancet study
  • Ward off cataracts with a diet rich in antioxidants

"News in Brief" for September 25, 2013


  • E. coli cases rise to 21 in B.C. cheese recall
  • Vitamin D supplements offer no bone benefit for some women
  • Does Ontario really need a ‘Local Food Act’?

"News in Brief" for September 24, 2013


  • Binge-eating a lifelong health impairment akin to bulimia, researchers say
  • Effects of binge-eating on par with bulimia: study
  • Men's health conference set for Ryerson

"News in Brief" for September 23, 2013


  • I had a gout attack. What should I be eating?
  • Little evidence sharp reductions in salt consumption will improve health, heart researcher says
  • Public Health Agency adds case in Quebec to E.coli cheese outbreak investigation

"News in Brief" for September 20, 2013


  • Diet heavy in fruits, vegetables protects mental health, while fast food may invite depression: Finland study
  • How a return to cooking for ourselves could solve the obesity crisis
  • Frugal cooking can be healthy

"News in Brief" for September 19, 2013


  • How college students can keep eating healthy
  • Kids exercising more and eating better, study finds

"News in Brief" for September 18, 2013


  • Commercial baby food gets low rating
  • E. coli cheese outbreak in B.C., Alberta leaves 1 dead, 10 ill
  • Is artificial food colouring really unsafe? The jury is still out

"News in Brief" for September 14, 2013


  • Are athletic superstars born or bred?
  • Healthy living could slow down aging
  • More vegetables and exercise, less sugar helping win the obesity battle for some U.S. teens: study

"News in Brief" for September 13, 2013


  • Diabetes patients more likely to survive bypass surgery than angioplasty, research shows
  • Knowing when to work out and when to rest essential for success
  • Three easy ways to reverse prediabetes

"News in Brief" for September 12, 2013


  • Exercise for more than looks, teens tell teachers
  • Store-bought baby food lacks proper nutrition for weaning infants: U.K. study
  • The crawl to the finish line could be dangerous

"News in Brief" for September 11, 2013


  • How do I use the fat-burning programs on my treadmill?
  • Lunch bag food safety
  • Specialists in treating eating disorders not immune to fat bias, study suggests

"News in Brief" for September 07, 2013


  • ‘Hedonic hunger’ explained, or why junk food is like drugs for the brain
  • FDA: Not enough arsenic in rice to cause immediate health fears, looking at long-term effects
  • Fish oil may protect against alcohol-related dementia

"News in Brief" for September 06, 2013


  • Exercise: Prepare well and success is a guarantee
  • Gut bacteria may be a hidden ally in fighting fat, says study of mice given human germs
  • My teen really wants to try coffee. What’s the harm?

"News in Brief" for September 04, 2013


  • Better diet tied to fewer deaths after heart attack, study finds
  • Healthy school lunches your kids will love
  • Hypertension under diagnosed, poorly controlled around the world, Canadian-led study finds