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New Publication: Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics.

With childhood obesity on the rise in Canada and the USA, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in shaping obesity outcomes. North American food environments often promote high-energy, high-fat, high-sugar foods and beverages, especially in low-income and highly socio-economically deprived neighbourhoods. However, compared to the USA, Canada sees slightly lower […]

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Jason Gilliland of HEAL Featured in Western News for Primary-Care Proximity Study

Dr. Jason Gilliland, Director of the HEAL team and a Geography professor at Western University, has been featured in Western News on the recently published study in the journal PLOSone – looking at primary-care accessibility to London’s vulnerable populations. The article highlights findings that geographic equity exists in London when considering one’s accessibility to a health care […]

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How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels?

Dr. Jason Gilliland and Dr. Andrew Clark from Western University and the HEALab, team up with Josh Archer from the City of London to present ‘How does free access to recreation opportunities impact children’s physical activity levels? Evaluation of the Grade 5 ACT-i-Pass Project’ The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was […]

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