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Nicolas Woods and Rachel Brown Successfully Defend their MSc Theses

Nicolas Woods and Rachel Brown Successfully Defend their MSc Theses

The HEAL would like to congratulate Nicolas Woods and Rachel Brown who successfully defended their theses under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Seabrook in 2020. Smart APPetite Nicolas Woods successfully defended his MSc thesis titled Breakfast Consumption and Diet Quality of Teens in Southwestern Ontario. Nicolas completed his MSc in Epidemiology and Biostatistics under the supervision of Dr. Jamie Seabrook. During his […]

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Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson receives Children’s Health Research Institute Trainee Award for 2020/2021

Dr. Kendra Nelson Ferguson, a Postdoctoral Associate with the HEAL in the Department of Geography, has received the Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) Trainee Award for 2020/2021. The purpose of this award is to support trainees who are involved in child health research.  Dr. Nelson Ferguson’s Postdoctoral research will focus on identifying research-driven solutions to better support youth in navigating their daily food environments.   Poor nutrition is linked to several chronic health issues (i.e., heart disease, hypertension, type 2 diabetes) and is […]

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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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