Supporting active school travel: A qualitative analysis of implementing a regional safe routes to school program

Active school travel (AST), that is walking and wheeling to/from school, can be a relatively undemanding method for families to increase children’s daily levels of physical activity. To support increased participation in AST, schools and their larger communities have utilized several different interventions and programs. In Canada, the Active and Safe Routes to School (ASRTS) […]

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School Nutrition Programs

Dr. Sarah Woodruff, from the University of Windsor, presents School Nutrition Programs: Lesson learned from evaluating the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program. 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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HEAL Award Winner Studying Effectiveness of DNA-based Dietary and Physical Activity Advice

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Associate Justine Horne, RD who received a three-year Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for her PhD research. Justine is a PhD candidate in Health & Rehabilitation Sciences under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland and Dr. Janet Madill. Justine’s research seeks to determine the impact […]

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