Leadership Centre

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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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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 19, 2014

Food Policy Council probes barriers to healthier diet
Chatham Daily News

It's long been known that Chatham-Kent residents are not getting eating enough fresh fruits and vegetables, and the Chatham-Kent Food Policy Council is trying to get to the bottom of the problem.

Children’s taste preferences may be determined in infancy
The Globe

Getting your baby to eat fruits and vegetables may seem like more work than it's worth, especially when it ends up going to the dog, but new research suggests that persistence may pay off.

Artificial sweeteners may actually raise blood sugar and promote obesity, study finds
The Post

Health Canada, which regulates use of the compounds widely marketed as a way to lose weight and control diabetes, says it has not yet had a chance to review the findings from the journal Nature. The recent article called for a reassessment of use of artificial sweeteners.

1.3 million meals, in 37 Oxford County schools
Tillsonburg News

The expanded Oxford County Nutrition Partnership program is a massive improvement over 10 years ago when only one local school had a nutrition program available to all students at no cost. The nutritional program offered by the schools must follow nutrition guidelines set by public health dietitians, meet standards set by public health inspectors, and also establish funding for continued sustainability through fundraising or donations.