Monthly Archives: November 2018

HEALYAC Meeting 3

HEALYAC Meeting 3

During our third YAC meeting, we had master’s students, Drew Bowman and Alexander Wray, present their research projects and education. Bowman introduced her study on food environment audits and Wray presented his education on urban planning. Bowman asked our youth group their opinions regarding food audits and what characteristics of food advertisements catches their attention. […]

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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 social health benefits; the type, duration, and intensity of the physical activity plays a large role in this association. There have been suggestions […]

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‘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 a lot we don’t know about children’s perspectives of their connections with nature and what nature means to them. This study used focus groups with rural […]

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