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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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 18, 2017

Daily Bread Food Bank's report on hunger and poverty in Toronto released today

Based on in-person surveys and client visit numbers from food banks across Toronto, the 2017 Who's Hungry Report has revealed some sobering trends:

Institute for sustainable food systems creates policy database
The Runner

Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s Institute For Sustainable Food Systems has developed a tool to make navigating local bureaucracies easier for municipal planners who are looking to integrate sustainable food solutions into their communities.

Canadian grain farmers betting on growth of agriculture exports
The Globe and Mail

Canadian grain shipments have been steadily rising and hit a record high in the previous crop year. Canadian companies are making long-term bets on the growth of crop exports.

Health Canada announces ban on main source of trans fats
Kelowna Now

The Canadian diet just got a little bit healthier thanks to a ban announced by the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Minister of Health.

How Big Business got Brazil hooked on junk food
New York Times

As growth slows in wealthy countries, Western food companies are aggressively expanding in developing nations, contributing to obesity and health problems.

Can you teach your brain to crave healthy food?
Huffington Post Australia

An associate professor at Bond University in the School of Psychology discusses the effectiveness of psychological techniques for food cravings by removing negative emotions surrounding food.