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The Khanawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program

In this talk from the CHEWS conference, Adriana Poulette and Kaylia Marquis discuss how the Khanawake Schools Diabetes Prevention Program is changing community. 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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HEAL Helps Grow School Fruit & Vegetable Program

Over the past two years the HEAL team has been collaborating with the Ontario Student Nutrition Program of Southwestern Ontario to evaluate the impacts of an innovative centrally-procured school food program in SW Ontario.  The pilot program provided children in 30 schools with healthy, locally-sourced snacks (fruits and vegetables), once per day for 10 weeks.  The […]

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HEAL Award Winner Investigating Food Environments for Teens

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Assistant Drew Bowman who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Drew also received both the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching and the Canadian Association of Geographers Award from the Department of Geography at The University of Western Ontario. […]

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