New HEAL Study: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Is Associated with Food Knowledge among Children Aged 9–14 Years in Southwestern Ontario, Canada
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #3
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #2
Heal Classic: Mapping the evolution of ‘food deserts’ in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #1
New HEAL Study: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Is Associated with Food Knowledge among Children Aged 9–14 Years in Southwestern Ontario, Canadahttps://theheal.ca/2022/11/new-heal-study-fruit-and-vegetable-intake-is-associated-with-food-knowledge-among-children-aged-9-14-years-in-southwestern-ontario-canada/ - copy
New HEAL Study: Fruit and Vegetable Intake Is Associated with Food Knowledge among Children Aged 9–14 Years in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

A team of researchers led by with Mariam Ismail, , and recently published an article entitled: “Fruit and Vegetable Intake Is Associated with Food Knowledge among Children Aged 9–14 Years in Southwestern...

HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #3https://theheal.ca/2022/11/healyac-2022-2023-meeting-3/ - copy
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #3

This week, members participated in an icebreaker activity wherein they were asked to go through a list of words and define as many as possible during an allotted amount of time. (HEAL MSc student) presented...

HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #2https://theheal.ca/2022/11/healyac-2022-2023-meeting-2/ - copy
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #2

During the meeting, members engaged in an icebreaker activity wherein they were asked to take turns listing people, places, and things that started with select letters of the alphabet. Youth co-facilitator,...

Heal Classic: Mapping the evolution of ‘food deserts’ in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005https://theheal.ca/2022/10/heal-classic-mapping-the-evolution-of-food-deserts-in-a-canadian-city-supermarket-accessibility-in-london-ontario-1961-2005/ - copy
Heal Classic: Mapping the evolution of ‘food deserts’ in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005

In 2008, Kristian Larsen and Jason Gilliland published an article entitled: “Mapping the evolution of 'food deserts' in a Canadian city: Supermarket accessibility in London, Ontario, 1961–2005.”A growing...

HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #1https://theheal.ca/2022/10/healyac-2022-2023-meeting-1/ - copy
HEALYAC 2022-2023: Meeting #1

This week the HEALab held the first official meeting of the !Staff co-facilitators , , and were joined by youth co-facilitators Waleigh Jia and Natalie Jonnalagadda in welcoming members of the HEALYAC...

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The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is a state-of-the-art, multi-disciplinary research and training environment based at Western University which specializes in the production, evaluation, synthesis, dissemination and mobilization of evidence to support effective policies, programs and professional practice aimed at creating healthy and vibrant communities.

HEAL faculty and students come from various academic disciplines, including geography, sociology, urban planning, engineering, landscape architecture, health sciences, epidemiology & biostatistics, neurosciences, paediatrics, and food and nutritional sciences.

We specialize in applications of geographic information science (GIS) for addressing critical planning and public health issues. We also specialize in community-based research and strive to build authentic and mutually-beneficial partnerships with local community organizations, especially non-profits and charities.

Our Mission 

The HEAL develops and connects highly-skilled researchers to create, disseminate, and mobilize knowledge for making healthy, thriving communities.

Parents’ perceptions of their children’s physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic

Ostermeier, E., Tucker, P., Tobin, D., Clark, A., & Gilliland, J.

Intake of Fruits, Vegetables, and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages among a Sample of Children in Rural Northern Ontario, Canada

Button, B., McEachern, L., Martin, G., & Gilliland, J.

The Proof Is in the Pudding: Using a Randomized Controlled Trial to Evaluate the Long-Term Effectiveness of a Household Food Waste Reduction Intervention During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Everitt, H., van der Werf, P., Seabrook, J., & Gilliland, J.