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Examining community and consumer food environments for children: An urban-suburban-rural comparison in Southwestern Ontario

Examining community and consumer food environments for children: An urban-suburban-rural comparison in Southwestern Ontario

The marketing of unhealthy foods and beverages towards children in Canada has become more prevalent in the past few decades and has translated into increased consumption of these foods. This has negative implications for children’s quality of health and diet, which may lead to health complications not only in their childhood but also persisting into […]

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Research into action for healthy food environments

Donna Smith, RD, from the OPHA Nutrition Resource Centre, presents: The Nutrition Resource: Facilitating research into action to create healthy food environments for children and youth. 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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2017 STEAM Report: Examining Children’s Environments and Health

The bulk of research on children’s health related to obesity, physical activity, and nutrition is completed in large studies. However, the health of kids in rural areas is particularly vulnerable due to geographic isolation. This report presents the overall results of our 2016 Spatial Temporal Environment and Activity Monitoring Study, in three Northwestern Ontario communities. […]

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