The Food Retail Environment Study for Health and Economic Resiliency (FRESHER) aims to identify the impacts of COVID-19 on the food industry as well as explore the impacts of government programs and policies on business owners. The information that the FRESHER team gathers will be useful to policymakers to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on the food retail sector and provide […]

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New HEAL study identifies factors associated with household food waste disposal in the City of Toronto

A team of researchers led by HEAL Senior Research Associate Dr. Paul van der Werf, with Kristian Larsen, Jamie A. Seabrook and Jason Gilliland, recently published a study entitled:  “How Neighbourhood Food Environments and a Pay-as-You-Throw (PAYT) Waste Program Impact Household Food Waste Disposal in the City of Toronto.” It is estimated that 30-40% of […]

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Nicolas Woods and Rachel Brown Successfully Defend their MSc Theses

The HEAL would like to congratulate Nicolas Woods and Rachel Brown who successfully defended their theses under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Seabrook in 2020. Smart APPetite Nicolas Woods successfully defended his MSc thesis titled Breakfast Consumption and Diet Quality of Teens in Southwestern Ontario. Nicolas completed his MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Seabrook. During his […]

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