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New HEAL Study Examines Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canada

A team of researchers led by Paige Colley with Jamie Seabrook, Sarah Woodruff, and Jason Gilliland recently published a study entitled: “Examining Elementary School Children’s Knowledge about Food and Nutrition in Southwestern Ontario, Canada.” Knowledge is fundamental to helping children make nutritional choices that support lifelong healthy behaviours. This study (i) investigates elementary school children’s […]

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New HEAL Study Examines how Children’s Gender Influences Parents’ Perceptions of the Local Environment and their Influence on Children’s Independent Mobility

A team of researches led by Alina Medeiros with Andrew Clark, Gina Martin, Jamie Seabrook, and Jason Gilliland recently published a study entitled: “Examining how children’s gender influences parents’ perceptions of the local environment and their influence on children’s independent mobility”. Physical inactivity among children is a public health concern. Children’s ability to travel independently […]

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New HEAL study examines the impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative emotions

A team of researchers led by Gina Martin with Kristen Reilly, Haley Everitt, and Jason Gilliland recently published a study entitled: “The impact of climate change awareness on children’s mental well-being and negative emotions – a scoping review”. The aim of this scoping review was to identify and describe the existing literature and highlight priorities […]

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