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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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 14, 2013

Are athletic superstars born or bred?
Canada.com

The idea that athletes are made and not born has become increasingly popular ever since Malcolm Gladwell introduced the 10,000-hour rule in his bestselling book The Outliers.

Healthy living could slow down aging
Canada.com

Healthy lifestyle changes such as eating whole foods and practising yoga could reverse the aging of the body’s cells, a study suggests.

More vegetables and exercise, less sugar helping win the obesity battle for some U.S. teens: study
The Post

American teenagers are exercising more, consuming less sugar and eating more fruits and vegetables, a trend that may be contributing to a leveling off of obesity rates, a new U.S. study shows.

Swapping Starbucks for sit-ups: Toronto researchers offer coupons as incentive to exercise
The Post

Health researchers are luring Canadians onto the treadmill with a novel approach: free doughnuts.

How can I fight off my cravings for sweets after a meal?
The Globe

Dietitian Leslie Beck answers this question

Vitamin C boosts kidney stone risk: Study
The Star

Findings from a large Swedish study suggest that men who take high-dose vitamin C supplements may be at added risk of developing kidney stones.

Postpartum depression and why exercise, nutrition key to dealing with it
The Star

Pregnancy and the time leading up to birth is a topic that is often discussed but not the months that follow the birth of a child, which can include postpartum depression.

Boost kids’ immunity with these nutritious snacks
The Star

Schools are a favoured playground for germs and viruses. But parents can prevent illness by filling lunch boxes with nutritious snacks.