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Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Prof elected to College of Scholars

Image of Carla Rice Family Relations and Applied Nutrition professor, Carla Rice, was among two other University of Guelph Professors to be elected into the College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists. Elected for her exceptional contribution to her field of study, which is helping people relate across differences and address power in affirmative ways.  

Study finds parents tend to pack more sugary snacks in girls lunches compared to boys

Photo of Jess HainesJess Haines, Family Relations and Applied Nutrition Professor as well as associate director of the Guelph Family Healthy Study at the University of Guelph, has found that parents tend to pack snacks higher in sugar for their girls lunches compared to boys lunches.  The study looked at kids between 18 months and 5 years.

FRAN Professor, Jess Haines, part of massive healthy study recruiting hundreds of local families

CSAHS own Jess Haines, is looking for 300 more families to partake in a health study aimed to determine how we establish healthy habits early in life.  Participating families will be followed for a 20 year period to look at how habits that were formed as children impact them as adults.  Haines is looking specifically for families with children between the age of 18 months and 6 years old, since this age range is critical for creating heal

Turning up the heat on sexuality research

An innovative lab at the U of G is providing a non-invasive, cost-effective method for clinically measuring sexual responses.

Researchers at the Psychophysiology of Sexual Health (POSH) lab are using thermal imaging technology to bring a unique perspective to physical sexual response and its effect on overall quality of life.

Prof. Tuuli Kukkonen of the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, the director of the POSH lab, says that she specifically designed the lab to examine issues surrounding the measurement of physical sexual arousal.

FRAN Professor, Andrea Buchholz, receives Women in Distinction Award

Photo of 13 women honoured at the Women of Distinction AwardsFamily Relations and Applied Nutrition professor, Andrea Buchholz, was among ten members of the University of Guelph community who were honoured during the 22nd annual Women of Distinction Awards ceremony May 4th. Four other U of G faculty members, three students, a staff member and volunteer were among Dr. Buchholz in receiving awards. 

Cover of book called Enhancing Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response in Muslim Communities by Mohammed Baobaid and Lynda M. Ashbourne

FRAN's Lynda Ashbourne releases Enhancing Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response in Muslim Communities.

Lynda Ashbourne, from the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition, is the co-author of Enhancing Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response in Muslim Communities, released this month.  Created to support immigrant and newcomer families from collectivist backgrounds struggling with issues related to pre-migration, family violence, and child protection concerns, the Culturally Integrative Family Safety Response (CIFSR) model focuses on early risk identification and intervention, preserving safety, and appropriate conflict responses.  This informative book presents the

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