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, 2015


  • Moncton schools move to healthier cafeteria menus
  • Coke ending sponsorship of dietitians, physicians groups over 'budget realities'
  • Mondelez International Foundation partners with After-School All-Stars for well-being program in the U.S.

"News in Brief" for September 29, 2015


  • B.C. food banks desperate for tax legislation to boost farmer donations
  • Big Bite: How to combat high food prices
  • What dietitians would eat Red Lobster

"News in Brief" for September 28, 2015


  • Cobourg and Port Hope arenas need healthy food and drink options
  • Maurice Hladik: Be prudent with cuts to the food inspection bureaucracy
  • The breakdown of cooking oils: Nutrition

"News in Brief" for September 25, 2015


  • New Brunswick farmer wants surplus to be in local food banks
  • Which food companies are working to prevent child obesity in the U.S. and Canada?
  • Breast or bottle? Criticism of model's choice reveals tensions

"News in Brief" for September 24, 2015


  • Food security off the table in election
  • Rising food prices leave N.S. services, organizations struggling
  • 'Cut the crap,' get back to nutritional basics, Heart and Stroke Foundation advises

"News in Brief" for September 23, 2015


  • The role of food banks in Canada needs to be demystified
  • Dietitians advocate a healthy skepticism to online claims
  • How Canada snacks: From fast-food poutine to classic snack cakes

"News in Brief" for September 22, 2015


  • “Diabetes, obesity, heart disease and other chronic diseases continue to rise…” NAN Deputy Grand Chief Waboose
  • Thawing permafrost threatens food security in Jean Marie River, N.W.T.
  • Food bank use grows in Toronto's suburbs, drops in city core

"News in Brief" for September 21, 2015


  • Students team up with farmers to raise funds and fill food banks
  • Food insecurity is the predictable result of poverty
  • Most ‘low fat’ and ‘fat free’ foods sold in Canada are just as full of calories, study finds

"News in Brief" for September 18, 2015


  • Quiz show promotes healthy cuisine
  • Thunder Bay senior home residents soon to eat more local food
  • About a third of U.S. kids and teens ate fast food today

"News in Brief" for September 17, 2015


  • N.L. leads country on food security for poor, research says
  • New food hub in Eastern Ontario
  • Ocean fish numbers on 'brink of collapse,' WWF reports

"News in Brief" for September 16, 2015


  • Meal prep myths debunked
  • Georgian College offering session on food entrepreneurship
  • No more white bread sandwiches: These days, our kids' lunches are a global buffet

"News in Brief" for September 15, 2015


  • Forum hopes to make food security an election issue
  • The Greenbelt is an investment in our common future
  • Confused about carbs? Here’s a primer

"News in Brief" for September 14, 2015


  • Fructose no worse than other carbohydrates
  • Nelson Food Cupboard one of five Good Food Organizations to receive $50,000
  • Early Learning Program Teaches Children To Love Vegetables

"News in Brief" for September 11, 2015


  • York Region Food Network's upStream needs cash for crops
  • More fruits and veggies may be gobbled up by kids if they're offered money

"News in Brief" for September 10, 2015


  • Nova Scotians urged to buy 50 per cent local
  • Okanagan Tree Fruit Project feeds the hungry
  • New NYC rules require restaurants to warn about sodium content

"News in Brief" for September 09, 2015


  • Trying to control kids’ eating at the dinner table is not benign
  • Farm & Food Care Ontario works to inform non-farmers
  • Virginia Bioinformatics Institute researchers join international effort to fill gaps in nutrition science

"News in Brief" for September 08, 2015


  • Leslie Beck: Protein-rich foods that are good for your heart
  • Time to pay attention to your child's school's food restrictions
  • U of S food centre helping address food security issues

"News in Brief" for September 04, 2015


  • Kensington Market property values making it tough for some small businesses
  • Plenty of food for thought after local eating challenge
  • Fast Food Kids' Meals Could Become Healthier If This Policy Passes

"News in Brief" for September 03, 2015


  • National school food program would improve nutrition for all
  • A greenhouse for Northern Ontario's climate
  • Nova Scotia school lunches get failing mark in some areas

"News in Brief" for September 02, 2015


  • So we drink less milk – let’s understand why
  • Nunavut's food insecurity problem could be costly for health care system
  • Why this chef left a burgeoning career in Toronto to run a farm in the country

"News in Brief" for September 01, 2015


  • As students head to school, here are some tips on what to eat – and avoid – to minimize stress
  • Basic income: just what the doctor ordered
  • Here’s a twist: school fundraisers with a peel