U of G Nutrition Research In the News

October 25, 2013 - In the News

A U of G research project led by Prof. Janis Randall Simpson is making headlines. Dietitians of Canada announced the launch of Nutri-eSTEP, an online tool aimed at helping parents of young children identify positive healthy eating habits, offering guidance on how to work on eating behaviours that need improvement, and linking to existing resources.

The Canadian Press wrote about the partnership, and a story appears today on CBC online.

The new online tool is based on the NutriSTEP® nutrition screening questionnaires for toddlers and preschoolers that were developed by Randall Simpson, former Guelph professor Heather Keller, Joanne Beyers of the Sudbury & District Health Unit, and Lee Rysdale of Sudbury.

The Nutri-eSTEP project was funded by a Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through a Knowledge Translation Supplement, Dietitians of Canada and EatRight Ontario. CIHR is Canada’s premier health research funding agency, supporting thousands of researchers in universities, teaching hospitals and research institutions nationwide.

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