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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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 01, 2015

As students head to school, here are some tips on what to eat – and avoid – to minimize stress
The Globe And Mail

After a stress-free summer, heading back to the classroom – or the office – can create feelings of anxiety in many of us. And your diet may be partly to blame. Studies suggest certain foods can make you feel calmer while others can aggravate anxiety.

Basic income: just what the doctor ordered
The Toronto Star

Infectious agents like bacteria and viruses, and personal factors like smoking, eating poorly and living a sedentary lifestyle can make us sick. But none of these compare to the way that poverty makes us sick. Prescribing medications and lifestyle changes for our patients who suffer from income deficiency isn’t enough; we need to start prescribing healthy incomes.

Here’s a twist: school fundraisers with a peel
The London Free Press

A London produce company is out to shake up traditional school fundraising this fall, getting its foot in the door of a handful of Southwestern Ontario schools —  with a healthy twist on door-to-door sales. “Instead of grabbing a chocolate bar for a snack, you get 20 pieces of organic fruit. What household doesn’t want that, really?” said Matt McClintock of Globally Local.

How Even Subtle Changes In Food And Nutrition Labels Exert Power Over Consumer Choices

A recent study by Swiss scientists highlights how important even minor wording changes in food labels can be. “If people lack the necessary knowledge to make informed decisions,” they note, “they have to rely on substitutes for knowledge.”