New Publication: Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity

Physical activity is critical for children’s optimal health and development. It is therefore important to understand what factors contribute to children’s physical activity in order to improve interventions to increase physical activity levels. This new article investigates the relationship between parental support and parental physical activity on children’s perception of parental support and children’s physical […]

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Research into action for healthy food environments

Donna Smith, RD, from the OPHA Nutrition Resource Centre, presents: The Nutrition Resource: Facilitating research into action to create healthy food environments for children and youth. The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of The Lawson Foundation.

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New Publication: Socioeconomic status and adverse birth outcomes: a population-based Canadian sample

Socioeconomic status (SES) has consistently been a predictor of physical and mental health, as those of lower SES are typically found to have poorer health status than their higher SES counterparts. This new publication explores the association between SES and adverse birth outcomes, in particular low birth weight and preterm birth in the Southwestern Ontario […]

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