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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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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HEAL Award Winner Tackling Food Insecurity in Rural Ontario

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Assistant Angela Piaskoski who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Angela’s MSc research, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland in the Department of Geography, will examine the role that Geography plays in rural food security. Her research will investigate perceptions of food security […]

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