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 28, 2018


  • Online grocery app Instacart to expand Toronto office into tech hub
  • Your kid’s Happy Meal likely isn’t a healthy meal
  • UK food industry sets out roadmap to reduce food waste

"News in Brief" for September 27, 2018


  • Humber College’s new pay-what-you-can soup bar to feed students while diverting food waste
  • Alberta grows school nutrition program to feed 33,000 kids across province
  • Aged care: Why healthy eating is a crucial part of the aging process

"News in Brief" for September 26, 2018


  • Is poor health a problem you can fix by yourself? Not when you don’t have money
  • Please don’t call it a food swamp
  • What's yogurt? Industry wants U.S. to loosen rules for food terms

"News in Brief" for September 25, 2018


  • Can science build a better burger?
  • Canada’s obesity rate has doubled since the 1970s. What happened?
  • People who think they are busy make healthier choices

"News in Brief" for September 24, 2018


  • The case for backyard hens in Sudbury
  • Consumer attitudes to 'best before' dates contribute to food waste, UQAM study finds
  • A top Cornell food researcher has had 13 studies retracted. That’s a lot.

"News in Brief" for September 21, 2018


  • Why to keep an eye on the school nutrition policy in an election
  • Children are drinking less milk and juice as they get older... but what are they drinking instead?
  • Everything you know about obesity is wrong

"News in Brief" for September 20, 2018


  • Healthy Kids project wraps up: 50,000 participated in 342 activities
  • How safe are the foods your children are eating?
  • Soda companies are spending $13 million as they freak out over Seattle's soda tax

"News in Brief" for September 19, 2018


  • Edmonton groups fight hunger with local food
  • Household cleaners may trigger childhood obesity
  • Probiotics may help battle antibiotic resistance

"News in Brief" for September 18, 2018


  • Healthy kids program a casualty to funding cut
  • Letter: Ontario basic income cancellation is disappointing
  • Prof calls for nationwide healthy food strategy amid Canadian childhood obesity crisis

"News in Brief" for September 17, 2018


  • Food bank supply at an all-time low as demand spikes
  • Canada's artificial trans fats ban comes into effect — with a phase-out period
  • Edible flowers are a blooming food trend

"News in Brief" for September 14, 2018


  • Majority of Hamilton food bank users paying market rent: report
  • Sask. farmer converts 40,000 acres into Canada’s largest organic farm
  • How obesity discrimination is just as common as racism

"News in Brief" for September 13, 2018


  • Healthy Kids Community Challenge wraps up this month
  • Pê Sâ​kâ​stêw Healing Lodge inmates harvest vegetables for local food bank
  • Forget the headlines - the best diet is the one that works for you

"News in Brief" for September 12, 2018


  • Beardy’s and Okemasis Cree Nation explores food security options
  • Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says
  • Children with food insecurity at risk for high blood pressure

"News in Brief" for September 11, 2018


  • Canada’s poverty plan is public policy at its best
  • Weed-killing chemical found in pasta, cereal and cookies sold in Canada: study
  • On the carnivore diet, people are eating only meat: here's what to know

"News in Brief" for September 10, 2018


  • 'Hidden issue' of food insecurity a 'very big problem'
  • Food marketing towards kids now geared towards parents
  • Know Your Numbers health campaign aims to fight chronic diseases, diabetes

"News in Brief" for September 07, 2018


  • New Brunswick relaxes healthier foods policy at province’s schools
  • New prisons boss gets to-do list: better programs, better food, email access
  • Survey points to conservation as top priority for national food policy

"News in Brief" for September 06, 2018


  • The farmer's market of the future? Northeastern Ontario farmers using internet to sell locally grown food
  • Canada helps stimulate Northern food production
  • The Denver food action plan aims to reduce food waste and food insecurity

"News in Brief" for September 05, 2018


  • Study to examine local food production cycle
  • Why we shouldn’t glorify the ‘starving student’ stereotype
  • Parents worry as kids head back to school amid EpiPen shortage

"News in Brief" for September 04, 2018


  • How to send your kids back to school with healthy, balanced lunches
  • Hot back-to-school advice: Feed your kids bugs
  • ‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada