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Dr. Gilliland and HEAL Team attends NRC 2018 forum, “Unpacking Food Literacy”

Dr. Gilliland and HEAL Team attends NRC 2018 forum, “Unpacking Food Literacy”

Dr. Gilliland and HEAL members attended the NRC 2018 forum today where they gave a presentation on our novel smartphone app called SmartAPPetite which provides users with credible information about local foods (e.g., seasonality, nutrition, preparation, vendors) to ‘nudge’ users to make healthier, smarter choices about what they buy and consume. Increasing food literacy is […]

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Context Matters, Examining children’s perceived barriers to physical activity across varying Canadian environments

An important aspect of a child’s upbringing is being involved in physical activity (PA). However, every child does not get an equal opportunity to be able to do PA. This research helps provide insight into the decision-making related to physical inactivity trends in Canadian children and examining the socio-ecological factors that affect children’s perception of […]

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Dr. Christina Ergler: A Visiting Scholar at Western University

The Human Environments Analysis Laboratory is honored to have Dr. Christina Ergler as a Visiting Scholar at Western University from October 22 to November 24 as part of her sabbatical.  Christina is a faculty member in the Department of Geography at the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her research lies at the cross-roads of […]

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