Guelph Family Health Study

The Guelph Family Health Study is a long term study of families with young children including 230 families from the Guelph and surrounding areas. The objective is to develop new strategies for obesity prevention.  Towards this goal, personalized strategies for effective health promotion and disease prevention are needed.  To date, genetic information (SNPS) has been collected on diet and lifestyle genes including those involved in taste, fatty acid metabolism and exercise. Students will have the potential to examine the association of SNPS across multiple end points ranging from anthropometrics, physical activity, diet and blood biomarkers. Students will become part of a team of 7 faculty investigators and over 75 trainees (past/present).  More information about the study can be found at,