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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March 2015

The Diet That Works

The Diet That Works

l don’t promote diets. However after becoming familiar with some of Micheal Pollan’s work (author of best selling book, The Omnivore’s Dilemma), there is one diet that I do think will work: “Eat anything you want, just cook it for yourself.”


As a registered dietitian, I promote whole foods as ‘super’; food from Mother Nature, from the farm foods, getting back to fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins and lots of fibre rich foods.
Sugar: The Bait of The Food Industry

Sugar: The Bait of The Food Industry

I have been making an effort to familiarize myself with popular ‘Diet Books’ and am currently reading Micheal Moss’s Salt Sugar Fat: How the Food Giants Hooked Us. I try to look at these books with a some degree of skepticism, as not all are built on good evidence or they tend to exaggerate the truth to generate publicity.

What's the Scoop on Added Sugar?

In the nutrition world, added sugar is called “empty calories” because food manufacturers don’t usually add extra vitamins or minerals to accompany the extra sugar. So even if you eliminate something else to make room for a sugary treat, you’ll still be missing-out on an opportunity to get important nutrients!
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