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, 2014


  • Celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week and Ontario's farming families
  • Halton Healthcare Services marks Agricultural Week with Food Expos in hospitals
  • Is butter coffee good for you?

"News in Brief" for September 29, 2014


  • Breakfast Club of Canada brings 20 years of experience to the international table
  • Moderate alcohol use increases breast cancer risk, UVic study says
  • Are low carb diets better than low fat for weight loss?

"News in Brief" for September 26, 2014


  • Vanier College bans sale of fried food and soft drink on campus
  • Bottle vs. tap: 7 things to know about drinking water
  • New approach to food systems needed to cope with climate change

"News in Brief" for September 25, 2014


  • Fruit, vegetable intake associated with mental wellbeing: study
  • Farmers in school teach healthy eating, food reality
  • Government of Canada launches Build Our Kids' Success (BOKS) before school physical activity program

"News in Brief" for September 24, 2014


  • How an oven changed the fate of a neglected Toronto park
  • The Stop puts the spotlight on food and policy
  • Manitoba kicks off healthy foods fundraiser

"News in Brief" for September 23, 2014


  • Do artificial sweeteners cause–not cure–glucose intolerance?
  • Combined training best for obese teens: Canadian study
  • Kids' snacks that make the grade

"News in Brief" for September 22, 2014


  • Kids with college educated parents have healthier eating habits: study
  • "Spice Up Your Life" arrives in Nipawin
  • Researchers probe role of gut in peanut allergies

"News in Brief" for September 19, 2014


  • Food Policy Council probes barriers to healthier diet
  • Children’s taste preferences may be determined in infancy
  • Artificial sweeteners may actually raise blood sugar and promote obesity, study finds

"News in Brief" for September 18, 2014


  • Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say
  • Diet soda may alter our gut microbes and raise the risk Of Diabetes
  • Food faddism leads to food waste

"News in Brief" for September 17, 2014


  • What does ‘The Sustainable American Dinner Plate’ look like?
  • Winnipeg mayoral forum tackles food security issues
  • U of T professor studies work-life balance

"News in Brief" for September 16, 2014


  • Supermarket confusion: Too much sugar
  • New community food program launched in Regent Park
  • How to make the most of family dinners

"News in Brief" for September 15, 2014


  • Challenging Communities to Create a Healthy Ontario
  • Children's eating patterns seem set in infancy
  • Sweet drinks banned at Baddeck shop

"News in Brief" for September 12, 2014


  • Giving your kids brain food
  • New program helps grocery shoppers make healthy choices
  • 5% of daily calories should come from sugar: Heart and Stroke Foundation

"News in Brief" for September 11, 2014


  • More than a handout
  • 21 must see YouTube channels focused on food
  • Low-carb diet hype belies the fact there is no cure-all, quick-fix regimen for everyone

"News in Brief" for September 10, 2014


  • Heart and Stroke Foundation urges limits to sugar intake
  • Are low carbohydrate diets finally ready for prime time?
  • Neighbourhoods with more fast-food restaurants linked to higher BMIs among residents: Ontario study

"News in Brief" for September 09, 2014


  • Eat less meat to achieve global food security
  • Why the healthiest snacks are usually the simplest?
  • Mother’s det has genetic link to children’s obesity

"News in Brief" for September 08, 2014


  • Does organic make food better for you?
  • Communal farm grows karma — and food for those in need
  • Greenhouses the answer to aboriginal food issues in Ontario

"News in Brief" for September 05, 2014


  • Canadian kids taking a bite of foodie culture: poll
  • Get your children to control junk food cravings by punching up those packed lunches
  • Eating disorders cause more Canadian girls to be hospitalized

"News in Brief" for September 04, 2014


  • An apple a day DOES keep the doctor away
  • The Noma diet: Foraged foods may promote weight loss, study of elite Danish restaurant finds
  • Research weighing in on diets finds low-carb, low-fat plans both work

"News in Brief" for September 03, 2014


  • Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches
  • Healthy lunches help learning
  • If you want to lose weight, low-carb diets beat low-fat regimes

"News in Brief" for September 02, 2014


  • Childhood diethabits set in infancy, studies suggest
  • Training your brain to prefer healthy foods
  • Whole Kids Foundation kicks off Growing Healthy Kids campaign to help improve children's nutrition