Other GFHS Studies

The R.I.G.H.T. Study

Everyone has a different sense of taste, but how does this impact what we eat? We are recruiting for the RIGHT Study! Your participation will contribute to an exciting new field of research which aims to understand dietary intake based on genetics and taste. Your family will join us at the Sensory Lab to complete a series of taste tests with different flavours. The tests are safe and there are no health risks associated with participating. On average, each visit will last thirty minutes for each child and one hour for each parent. By participating in this study, your family will receive a $50 incentive. If you would like to participate or have any questions, please contact Elie Chamoun (PhD Candidate, U of Guelph) at echamoun@uoguelph.ca

The R.I.G.H.T. Study - Research Investigating the Genetics of Healthy Taste

Family Food Skills Study

Families with preschoolers needed for a family food skill study!

Our research team is interested in gaining a greater understanding of how families with young children prepare their meals and how this is associated with the foods families buy, eat, and use.

Please keep an eye out for an email with study details and contact Angela Wallace (study coordinator) - ffskills@uoguelph.ca  or 416.527.3106 if you are interested in participating!

Family Food Skills Study

Family Mealtime Observation Study

Mealtimes with preschoolers can be hectic, especially if you have a picky eater. Parents have many different ways of feeding their young children. The majority of our eating habits are set by the age of 5 or 6, so it is important for us to learn more about feeding young children to help set them on the path of lifelong healthy eating. Through the Family Mealtime Observation Study (FaMOS), we hope to provide more clarity towards feeding preschoolers!

We will ask you to videotape 3 weeknight family meals during supper time (approximately 30 minutes each) over one week. We will provide you with all of the video equipment and all you need to do is turn the camera on before you eat!  We want to understand what a typical supper time looks like for Canadian families, so there is no need for you to do anything special. The videos are not intended to be a reflection of individual parenting, but rather to allow our research team to understand how parents and children interact during mealtimes.  For further information please contact famos@uoguelph.ca

FaMOS - Family Mealtime Observation Study