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Promoting healthy beverage consumption habits among elementary school children

Promoting healthy beverage consumption habits among elementary school children

Canadian children are consuming high amounts of sugar sweetened beverages (SSBs). These beverages include regular pop, fruit flavoured drinks, sport drinks, and energy drinks. To help improve the diet quality of children, a movement has emerged to reduce sugar sweetened beverage consumption and replace sugary drinks with water, a calorie- and sugar-free alternative. The Healthy […]

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Development of a Teen-Informed Coding Tool to Measure the Power of Food Advertisements

The food-related information environment, comprised of food and beverage advertising within one’s surroundings, is a growing concern for adolescent health given that food marketing disproportionately targets adolescents. Despite strong public interest concerning the effects of food marketing on child health, there is limited evidence focused on outdoor food advertising in relation to teenage diets, food […]

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Geographic accessibility to primary care providers: Comparing rural and urban areas in Southwestern Ontario

Primary care is the level of a health system that provides the first point of access to health related needs and problems, providing person-focused care over time in a continuous and coordinated fashion. Despite having a universal health care system, many Canadians still experience difficulty in accessing primary care services. This paper, authored by Dr. […]

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