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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Your questions about public health answered...all in one place.

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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

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"News in Brief" for September 07, 2013

‘Hedonic hunger’ explained, or why junk food is like drugs for the brain
The Post

Is a burger really more difficult to resist? According to new research into our hunger systems, and how they interact with the brain, it most definitely is.

FDA: Not enough arsenic in rice to cause immediate health fears, looking at long-term effects
Canada.com

The Food and Drug Administration says consumers shouldn't worry too much about levels of arsenic in rice — but should vary their diets just in case.

Fish oil may protect against alcohol-related dementia
The Star

Fish oil may help protect the brain from alcohol-related dementia, new research suggests.

Get sour on sweets
The Star

Soft drinks and juice beverages account for 43 per cent of added sugar intake

I want to eat more beans. Which ones should I eat?
The Globe

Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question

Rice Diet centre shuts down after 70 years pioneering best foods to fix diabetes, hypertension
Canada.com

Before Atkins, South Beach and Paleo, there was the Rice Diet.

Try a delicious, nutritious vegetable that’s hard to beat
The Globe

Although they’re available year-round at the grocery store, right now – late summer though early fall – fresh, locally grown beetroots are at their peak. Beets offer plenty more than just flavour. They’re colourful, nutritious and packed with disease-fighting phytonutrients.

Want to burn body fat? Step up to the thermostat
The Globe

Several studies have shown that how much or how little people heat their homes could affect obesity.