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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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, 2014

Artificial sweeteners linked to obesity epidemic, scientists say
CBC News

Artificial sweeteners may set the stage for diabetes in some people by hampering how their bodies handle sugar, scientists say.

Diet soda may alter our gut microbes and raise the risk Of Diabetes

A new study published in the journal Nature introduces a new idea: Diet sodas may alter our gut microbes in a way that increases the risk of metabolic diseases such as Type 2 diabetes

Food faddism leads to food waste
Troy Media

According to the Value Change Management Centre, over $27 billion worth of Canadian food winds up in the garbage instead of in our stomachs.

From candy to broccoli
Center for Nutrition Studies

According to Antonia Demas, PhD and founder of the Food Studies Institute, children aren’t learning about nutrition or food preparation in most homes, or even what choices they should make when on their own.

How has the obesity epidemic disrupted romance?
Here & Now

The health impacts of the obesity epidemic are well-documented. Less studied are its ramifications for romance. In her new book, “XL Love: How Obesity is Complicating America’s Love Life,” journalist Sarah Varney explores how being overweight can affect sex and love lives, from puberty to marriage.

Loblaw targets food-savvy Canadians in major marketing overhaul
The Globe

On Thursday, Loblaws will unveil a new campaign, with the slogan “Crave More,” designed to modernize the brand for increasingly food-savvy Canadians.