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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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Kids in Food Swamps

Dr. Leia Minaker from the University of Waterloo presents ‘Kids in cities, kids in towns. Kids in food swamps: drown, drown, drown’ The Children’s Health and the Environment Workshop & Symposium (CHEWS) was held at Western University with the support of The Lawson Foundation.

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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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