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, 2016


  • Durham parents ‘infuriated’ after kids’ lunches, snacks taken away for being unhealthy
  • Each farmer produces enough food to feed 120 people
  • From meal-worm cookies to printed dairy proteins: Your meatless future could get truly interesting

"News in Brief" for September 29, 2016


  • SMDHU looks at food concerns
  • Fruit juices are also 'sugary' drinks
  • Some Edmonton schools say goodbye to sugary treats and hello to healthy eating

"News in Brief" for September 28, 2016


  • One in eight Toronto households can’t afford a Nutritious Food Basket, and the City should do something about it
  • Nutritious to who? Northerners say food subsidy program needs overhaul
  • Food prices across Canada dropped in August for first time in years

"News in Brief" for September 27, 2016


  • Pilot project addresses student nutrition in Grey and Perth Counties
  • Sudbury Accent: Places that grow food and community
  • Alberta lacks healthy food environments for children and youth, report says

"News in Brief" for September 26, 2016


  • Community garden provides skills and nutrients
  • Hands on learning teaches kids about organic food
  • Food waste: 5 graphics that show just how much food we throw away

"News in Brief" for September 23, 2016


  • School food boxes support local farmers while helping student nutrition
  • Toronto food trends we love (and love to hate)
  • Feeding peanut, egg to babies early lowers food allergy risk, review finds

"News in Brief" for September 22, 2016


  • Health foundation supports WRPS healthy food programs
  • 3 healthy diet tips to remember
  • Broccoli v. French fries: Appealing to teens' impulse to rebel can curb unhealthy eating

"News in Brief" for September 21, 2016


  • A growing idea: Urban garden goes high-tech in Edmonton
  • Student nutrition program on block in Toronto’s public health budget
  • Bitter foods linked to psychopathic tendencies

"News in Brief" for September 20, 2016


  • Water Does Wonders encourages Aurora children to drink more water
  • Daily Bread Food Bank's annual hunger report highlights growing need among older adults
  • Ontario announces first agri-food trade mission to India

"News in Brief" for September 19, 2016


  • ‘Five Second Rule’ for Food on Floor Is Untrue, Study Finds
  • Food bank users increasingly older, better educated
  • Tax Reduces Junk Food Consumption in Mexico, Says Study

"News in Brief" for September 16, 2016


  • 29,000 kids eat healthy breakfast at Windsor-Essex schools
  • Kids on diets? Mom blasted for cracking down on young girl’s weight
  • Skipping Meals, Joining Gangs: How Teens Cope With Food Insecurity

"News in Brief" for September 15, 2016


  • Fix broken subsidies and make food affordable for First Nations
  • Street Food tells story of downtown Vancouver's social enterprise farm
  • Starbucks Canada adds calorie information to its food and drink menu boards

"News in Brief" for September 14, 2016


  • Food report demands answers: NAN
  • Preservation program aims to improve food security on P.E.I.
  • Boosting nutrition in gluten-free foods

"News in Brief" for September 13, 2016


  • 1st crop of young First Nation farmers graduates in Dawson City
  • Indigenous people in Northern Ontario spend more than half of income on food: report
  • 29,000 kids eat healthy breakfast at Windsor-Essex schools

"News in Brief" for September 12, 2016


  • 'How can people afford this?': James Bay communities struggle to eat healthy
  • Syrian refugees help Saskatchewan food farm ‘do something for Canada’
  • Big Food's biggest trend? Crusading against Big Food

"News in Brief" for September 09, 2016


  • Sudbury mothers concerned about children with severe food allergies
  • U of G gets substantial federal funding for food and ag “digital revolution”
  • Edmonton experts weigh in on how students can eat nutritious meals to help boost their brain power

"News in Brief" for September 08, 2016


  • Urban farming success in Vancouver inspires book about lessons, challenges
  • The GTA’s food processing industry gets left out by existing grants
  • School breakfast programs get new nutrition officers

"News in Brief" for September 07, 2016


  • Salt Spring Island home to Canada’s first permanent zero-waste grocery store
  • Municipalities 'have opportunities" to improve health
  • Global Voices: Extreme gardening key to our survival

"News in Brief" for September 06, 2016


  • Winnipeg's downtown coffee shops become farm-fresh food pick-up spots
  • Rocky path to better health being paved by bylaws
  • Kids as young as 3 call themselves fat, refuse food because of weight gain

"News in Brief" for September 02, 2016


  • Northern families face high rates of food insecurity
  • Naturally flavoured water is a healthy alternative for kids
  • Ontario farmers feeling the burn of a summer drought

"News in Brief" for September 01, 2016


  • Tackling food insecurity through gardening
  • Canada's largest aquaponics vertical farm proposed for St. Stephen
  • Subsidized food tied to poor health outcomes in study