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Update on the SmartAPPetite Project

Update on the SmartAPPetite Project

SmartAPPetite is a collaborative project of the Human Environments Analysis Lab that promotes, smarter, healthier eating and strengthens the local food system in Ontario, Canada by using smartphone technology to share and expand local food knowledge. Users of the SmartAPPetite ‘app’ regularly receive food and health-related tips that are personalized to their own dietary goals, […]

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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, Dr. Saverio Stranges and Dr. Jason Gilliland 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 […]

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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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