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New HEAL Study Explores School-Level Perspectives of the Ontario Nutrition Program

A team of researchers led by Mariam Ismail with Jason Gilliland, June Matthews, and Danielle Battram recently published a study entitled: “School-Level Perspectives of the Ontario School Nutrition Program.” School food programs (SFP) have been identified as promising strategies for fostering children’s healthy development. The purpose of this study was to assess the implementation of […]

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Congratulations to HEAL Graduate Student Alexandra Overvelde who received a Canada Graduate Scholarship from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada

Alexandra’s MA research, under the supervision of Dr. Jason Gilliland in the Department of Geography and Environment, examines how workplace changes resulting from the pandemic have affected the health and overall wellbeing of employees in the food hospitality and retail sectors in Ontario. The results of this research will provide insight into the struggles which […]

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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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