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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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 December 13, 2017

3 reasons reducing food waste won't reduce food insecurity
CBC News

A P.E.I. Opposition bill linking food waste and food insecurity is misguided, says a University of Toronto researcher. Reducing food waste is a good idea in itself, Valerie Tarasuk told CBC News, but linking it to food insecurity is not.

Is your child’s school an obesity risk?
The Conversation (Canada)

A study of elementary schools in urban areas of Quebec, found that schools with the unhealthiest food environments were more likely to be located in disadvantaged communities. This study was published in the International Journal of Obesity. 

Annual food bill for Canadian family expected to rise by $348 in 2018
CTV News

Canadians are eating out more and can expect to pay extra to do so in 2018, suggests a forward-looking report into food prices.

A key to tackling childhood obesity: Involve families and follow up
Washington University School of Medicine

When trying to help children lose weight, involving a parent in the treatment makes the entire family healthier, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have shown. 

UGA researchers say nutrition labelling for sodium is not effective
WSB Radio

When it comes to reading labels we may look for the calorie count, but most Americans pay no attention to the sodium, according to research from the University of Georgia.

Why was food so weird in the 70s?

From salads in aspic (that meat jelly thing) to sandwich loafs, there seem to be an endless list of weird foods that get prepared around this season, and that can all be traced back to cookbooks dating from the 50s to the 70s.