Advancing Intervention to Reduce Risk of Obesity in Children
Advancing Intervention to Reduce Risk of Obesity in Children

Dr. Dan Rainham from Dalhousie University presents 'Advancing Intervention to Reduce Risk of Obesity in Children' at CHEWS.The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was...

New Publication: The Impact of Canadian School Food Programs on Children’s Nutrition and Health: A Systematic Review
New Publication: The Impact of Canadian School Food Programs on Children’s Nutrition and Health: A Systematic Review

Over the past few decades, the quality of children’s diets has declined immensely, giving rise to a variety of health-related consequences. In response to this trend, school food programs have become an...

New Publication : Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset
New Publication : Exploring the Effect of Perceptions on Children’s Physical Activity in Varying Geographic Contexts: Using a Structural Equation Modelling Approach to Examine a Cross-Sectional Dataset

There is an ongoing trend of low levels of physical activity amongst children in Canada, which is a huge concern for population health. Physical activity is associated with various physical, mental and...

New Publication: ‘Nature makes people happy, that’s what it sort of means:’ children’s definitions and perceptions of nature in rural Northwestern Ontario
New Publication: ‘Nature makes people happy, that’s what it sort of means:’ children’s definitions and perceptions of nature in rural Northwestern Ontario

Time spent in nature benefits children’s mental, physical, emotional, social, and cognitive health and development. Yet, children are spending less and less time in natural environments. There is still...

What’s in a Policy: Variation among Provincial School Food and Nutrition Policies in Canada
What’s in a Policy: Variation among Provincial School Food and Nutrition Policies in Canada

In this presentation, Dr. Mary McKenna and Suchitra Roy from the University of New Brunswick compare and highlight the variations that exist between provincial food policies across Canada.The Children’s...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, inter-disciplinary research and training environment which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities. We examine social and physical environments from the scale of entire regions down to the level of individual buildings or open spaces and their inhabitants. We specialize in community-based participatory research and applications of GIS for urban planning and public health.

Children’s perspectives on neighbourhood barriers and enablers to active school travel: A participatory mapping study

Wilson K, Coen S. E., Piaskoski A., Gilliland J. A.

Playing with poetry: Poetic representation of research in children’s geographies of nature and adventurous play

*Coen, S., *Tillmann, S., Ergler, C., Gilliland, J.

Context Matters: Examining children’s perceived barriers to physical activity across varying Canadian environments

*Taylor, L., *Clark, AF, Gilliland, J.