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 18, 2013

Commercial baby food gets low rating
canada.com

Commercial baby foods offer little nutritional benefit over breast milk and infants would get more from homemade purees than from a jar when transitioning to a solid food diet, a study found.

E. coli cheese outbreak in B.C., Alberta leaves 1 dead, 10 ill
cbc.ca

One person has died and 10 have become ill in B.C. and Alberta after eating E. coli tainted products from Gort’s Gouda Cheese Farm of Salmon Arm, B.C.

Is artificial food colouring really unsafe? The jury is still out
The Globe

The colour of food greatly affects our perception of how good it will taste and whether we want to eat it. Food marketers have long since figured this out, which is why a surprising amount of the food Canadians eat contains dye.

University trying to change student diets one plate at a time
The Globe

At the University of New Hampshire, some students are thinking twice before filling up on fried food and other unhealthy options thanks to "The Wildcat Plate." It's a reminder about healthy eating that's printed right on the plate