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Study uses GPS to find Canadian youth are influenced by their exposure to junk food outlets

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

LONDON, ON - Dr. Jason Gilliland, a Scientist at Children's Health Research Institute, Lawson Health Research Institute and Director of the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory at Western University, is combining health research with geography to understand the connection between children’s nutrition and their local neighbourhoods. In an innovative study, Dr. Gilliland and his team used GPStechnology to provide evidence that adolescents’ exposure to junk food outlets during trips to and from school affects their likelihood of making a junk food purchase. [Read More Here]

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