Active School Travel Intervention Methodologies in North America: A Systematic Review

Most North American (Canada & U.S.) children are not achieving their prescribed levels of daily physical activity. Active school travel (AST), that is walking or wheeling to/from school, is an accessible way for many children to increase their participation in daily physical activity, and subsequently improve their overall health and well-being. In this manuscript “Active […]

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HEAL Award Winner Tackling Food Insecurity in Rural Ontario

Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Research Assistant Angela Piaskoski who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Angela’s MSc research, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland in the Department of Geography, will examine the role that Geography plays in rural food security. Her research will investigate perceptions of food security […]

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Exploring the effect of parental influence on children’s physical activity

Physical activity is critical for children’s optimal health and development. It is therefore important to understand what factors contribute to children’s physical activity in order to improve interventions to increase physical activity levels. This new article investigates the relationship between parental support and parental physical activity on children’s perception of parental support and children’s physical […]

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