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SmartAPPetite Project Featured in Business London!

Friday, June 6, 2014

The June 2014 edition of Business London magazine features an article about the SmartAPPetite project!  The primary goal of the SmartAPPetite project is to develop a research evidence-based smartphone app and website to connect consumers with local farmers, producers, processors, retailers and restaurateurs. The SmartAPPetite team includes Dr Jason Gilliland of the Geography department at Western University, Dr Colleen O’Connor from the Food & Nutritional Sciences Division at Brescia University College, and Dr Sean Doherty from the Geography department at Wilfrid Laurier University, as well as several research associates from the HEALab at Western (Dr Andrew Clark, Michael Clark, Mark McGregor, Malgorzata Milczarek, and Dr Richard Sadler), and David Corke from the London Training Centre, among many other student volunteers and community collaborators. This interdisciplinary project aims to strengthen the local food economy and promote healthy eating and population health through improving food literacy and strengthening connections between app users and the local food community.