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The quantity of food waste in the garbage stream of southern Ontario, Canada households

Although it is clear that food waste is a prominent problem present globally with both economic and environmental consequences, there is little consensus on the exact amount of worldwide food waste generation as many current estimates are indirect and outdated. Direct measurements of waste streams, through waste composition studies, offer a potential strategy to develop […]

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2017 STEAM Report: Examining Children’s Environments and Health

The bulk of research on children’s health related to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition is completed in large studies. However, the health of kids in rural areas is particularly vulnerable due to geographic isolation. This report presents the overall results of our 2016 Spatial Temporal Environment and Activity Monitoring Study, in three Northwestern Ontario communities. […]

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HEAL’s Dr. Steph Coen featured in Western News and Interviewed by 94.9 Radio Western

Our very own Stephanie Coen, a postdoctoral associate at the HEAL, was featured recently in Western News and Interviewed by 94.9 Radio Western for her study looking at what role gender plays in the gym environment. Steph’s article, “It’s gym, like g-y-m not J-i-m”: Exploring the role of place in the gendering of physical activity, was recently published in […]

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