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New Publication: Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review

New Publication: Mental health benefits of interactions with nature in children and teenagers: a systematic review

It is commonly believed that nature has positive impacts on children’s health, including physical, mental, and social dimensions. This paper systematically reviewed how accessibility to, exposure to, and engagement with nature affects the mental health of children and teenagers. The review was conducted by an interdisciplinary team of HEAL researchers, including Suzanne Tillmann (lead author), Dr. Danielle […]

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New Publication: Examining community and consumer food environments for children: An urban-suburban-rural comparison in Southwestern Ontario

The marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages towards children in Canada has become more prevalent in the past few decades and has translated into increased consumption of these foods. This has negative implications for children’s quality of health and diet, which may lead to health complications not only in their childhood but also persisting into […]

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New publication: Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review

Most North American (Canada & U.S.) children are not achieving their prescribed levels of daily physical activity. Active school travel (AST), that is walking or wheeling to/from school, is an accessible way for many children to increase their participation in daily physical activity, and subsequently improve their overall health and well-being. In this manuscript “Active […]

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