Researchers at the University of Guelph are looking for hundreds of families with young children to take part in a study that will follow the health of those families for years, or even decades, to come.
Elie Chamoun, a PhD Candidate working with the GFHS, was interviewed in french by Radio-Canada host Patricia Sauzede-Bilodeau about the role that fathers play in their children's dietary intake, physcial activity, and weight.
According to the Guelph Family Health Study, kids mimic Dad's eating habits more than Mom's.
Dr. Andrea Buccholz and Joy Mackay of the Guelph Family Health Study have co-authored a blog for "Research Matters," featuring Joy Mackay's research on snacking in children.
If you are a mom who's struggling to feed a picky eater, it might be time for Dad to intervene.
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Researchers at the University of Guelph are looking for 100 young families to participate in a 20-year-long study.
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Home may be where the heart is, but millions of Canadians spend a lot of time at the office. That's where they make important food and lifestyle choices every day. And those choices are not always good.
The goal sounds simple: creating a healthy lifestyle for children and families. But the methods to reach it are increasingly complex. A number of young Guelph families are among the first participants in a massive University of Guelph study intended to reduce health-care costs in Ontario by starting at the souce, with parents and their young children.
For David Ma, it's making sure that his kids get enough sleep. For Jess Haines, it's limiting TV time for her youngsters. They're both University of Guelph professors leading a new Guelph research team in a massive interdisciplinary study designed to help cut ballooning health-care costs in Ontario..