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Understanding the decline in active school transportation

Understanding the decline in active school transportation

Dr. Linda Rothman from the Hospital for Sick Children presents The Decline in Active School Transportation: A Systematic Review of the Correlates of AST and Change over Time at CHEWS. 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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New Publication: Assessing children’s menus by neighbourhood socioeconomic characteristics.

With childhood obesity on the rise in Canada and the USA, it is important to understand the factors that play a role in shaping obesity outcomes. North American food environments often promote high-energy, high-fat, high-sugar foods and beverages, especially in low-income and highly socio-economically deprived neighbourhoods. However, compared to the USA, Canada sees slightly lower […]

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Jason Gilliland of HEAL Featured in Western News for Primary-Care Proximity Study

Dr. Jason Gilliland, Director of the HEAL team and a Geography professor at Western University, has been featured in Western News on the recently published study in the journal PLOSone – looking at primary-care accessibility to London’s vulnerable populations. The article highlights findings that geographic equity exists in London when considering one’s accessibility to a health care […]

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