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Food for naught: Using the theory of planned behaviour to better understand household food wasting behaviour.

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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Promoting active school travel in elementary schools – A regional case study of the school travel planning intervention

Active school travel (AST) is achieved by “walking and wheeling” to and from school as opposed to using vehicular transport. Partaking in AST has proven to be associated with improved mental and physical health in children. Factors that influence one’s participation in AST include an individual’s socioeconomic status, environmental conditions such as neighbourhood characteristics, and […]

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