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 29, 2017


  • 'People are being duped': Marketplace exposes homegrown lies at farmers markets
  • High on the agenda: Delta mayor champions produce over pot at UBCM
  • Adult food allergies on the rise, report finds, but cause still unclear

"News in Brief" for September 28, 2017


  • Sudbury's first food forest planting roots
  • Sun shines on Manitoulin’s first year-’round greenhouse project
  • Whitehorse food bank to pilot accepting wild meat

"News in Brief" for September 27, 2017


  • Veggies, fruits next for Healthy Kids Challenge
  • Almost half of Canadians willing to try cannabis-infused food: study
  • Sports and energy drinks unhealthy for kids and teens, Canadian pediatricians say

"News in Brief" for September 26, 2017


  • New fresh food delivery services in Nunavut seek to combat territory's high grocery prices
  • Spaghetti sauce garden dedicated to feeding people in need
  • 15 foods that will help you get a better night’s sleep

"News in Brief" for September 25, 2017


  • 2 slices of pizza too many for students, Ottawa school rules
  • Cullen: Kids can learn by growing their own food
  • Food for thought – strategies for parents of picky eaters

"News in Brief" for September 22, 2017


  • Regina Food Bank launches urban agriculture project
  • Traditional Indigenous food in a hospital? That's the plan for new N.W.T. facility
  • Gentrification of food: Why we need to stop calling immigrant cuisine 'ethnic'

"News in Brief" for September 21, 2017


  • Ontario releasing food security consultation feedback
  • Goal is to shift food procurement to local producers
  • Not so fast: Pros and cons of the newest diet trend

"News in Brief" for September 20, 2017


  • What you need to know about trans fats and why they are being banned
  • Victoria health food eatery faces backlash for 'fat-shaming' Instagram post
  • Province urged to tax junk food instead of health premium fee

"News in Brief" for September 19, 2017


  • ‘All fat is bad’ and other nutrition tips that have gone sour
  • All schools, including private institutions, should be allowed to apply for student food programs, health officer says
  • Health Canada announces ban on oils used in making trans fats

"News in Brief" for September 18, 2017


  • Daily Bread Food Bank's report on hunger and poverty in Toronto released today
  • Institute for sustainable food systems creates policy database
  • Canadian grain farmers betting on growth of agriculture exports

"News in Brief" for September 15, 2017


  • Poor diet is a factor in one in five deaths, global disease study reveals
  • Rethinking fad diets: Western prof weighs in
  • Farm Credit Canada donates to school nutrition program

"News in Brief" for September 14, 2017


  • Cooking in Canada's Arctic an educational experience, says food columnist
  • What's the beef with backyard chickens?: Saskatoon researchers ask
  • Can an apple a day keep the blues away? The psychological benefits of good nutrition

"News in Brief" for September 13, 2017


  • Healthy food options on offer at Thunder Bay's Delaney Arena
  • Cree community of Chisasibi aims to return to its roots through gardening programs
  • Baby-led weaning 101: why some experts advocate solid food at 6 months

"News in Brief" for September 12, 2017


  • Experts to collaborate on national food policy at U of Guelph this week
  • New collaboration gets local food in province's schools
  • The Breakfast Club of Canada hosts Global Child Nutrition Forum to discuss school meal programs

"News in Brief" for September 11, 2017


  • Eating in Ontario: The facts behind your food choices
  • 4 tips for a healthy student diet, no instant noodles required
  • ‘Super Size Me 2’ Director Morgan Spurlock on penetrating food industry illusions — Toronto studio

"News in Brief" for September 08, 2017


  • Port Hope dietitian puts together puzzle of healthy eating
  • “Gluten-free” water shows how ridiculous food labeling has become
  • Nutrition has benefits for brain network organization, new research finds

"News in Brief" for September 07, 2017


  • New report describes ‘three-tiered’ food system operating in Canada
  • Get the kids involved: Dietitian on back-to-school lunches
  • 'The need is so high': Schools, non-profits catching up to demand for breakfast programs

"News in Brief" for September 06, 2017


  • Ontario pushes to enhance Greater Golden Horseshoe’s agri-food industry
  • Montrealers propose food insecurity solution
  • Spoon University feeding food hacks to university students

"News in Brief" for September 05, 2017


  • The growing city: Toronto offers urban agriculture opportunities
  • Fresh Food Initiative offers composting workshops
  • People are shunning packaged food — leaving Campbell Soup hungry for sales

"News in Brief" for September 01, 2017


  • Community farming project in Toronto’s Brockton Village is going strong
  • Beef farmers, college look to recruit First Nations workforce
  • The fight to turn off junk food ads aimed at kids