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

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"News in Brief" for September 11, 2014

More than a handout
Edmonton Journal

West end food hub aims to change economies of healthy food

21 must see YouTube channels focused on food
Food Tank

Whereas it may always be a great source for funny cat videos, YouTube is quickly becoming a reliable venue for intelligent and informative videos on the food system. From tutorials on urban permaculture and interviews with smallholder farmers to culinary recipes and even food humor, YouTube food channels showcase the food world in exciting and diverse ways.

Low-carb diet hype belies the fact there is no cure-all, quick-fix regimen for everyone
National Post

Low-carb dieters who find themselves drawn back to the pizza oven or bread box a few months after following one of the regimens end up feel like "failures" and should seek out other ways to control calorie intake, Registered Dietitian Jennifer Sygo suggests.

Banning ramen and budgeting

Recent studies suggest that more than half of college kids in the U.S. are at risk for malnutrition because of their notoriously bad eating habits and reliance on junk food.

Caffeine in coffee was genetic accident, DNA study finds
CTV News

Scientists have woken up and smelled the coffee -- and analyzed its DNA

Canadian researchers working on ‘smart labels’ to detect food pathogens
Food Security News

The day may not be too far off when consumers and food manufacturers will be able to detect the presence of E. coli, Listeria or Salmonella by visual changes in a polymer-based “smart label” now being developed by engineering professors at the University of Alberta.