Healthy Habits, Happy Homes podcast hosts Kathryn Walton and Elie Chamoun

Healthy Habits Happy Homes Podcast

Our new podcast provides evidence-based advice, tips, tools, and interviews with experts to help your family develop healthy home routines!   Each week, families will learn about new research findings related to family health and parenting.

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Family Experience

Our family decided to participate in the Guelph Family Health Study because we are interested in becoming a healthier family. We figured being involved in this study would show us how we can improve our children’s health.

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We are currently enrolling families who have at least one child between the ages of 18 months and 5 years and live in Guelph and the surrounding area. We are interested in learning about the whole family.

Watch the Guelph Family Health Study video!


News & Events

Celebrating five years of accomplishments for the Guelph Family Health Study

September 17, 2019

This summer the Guelph Family Health Study passed its five-year milestone. Co-directors of the study, Drs. David Ma and Jess Haines, and their team cite five major accomplishments since they launched the program in 2014.

The Guelph Family Health Study Receives $1.5 Million to Enhance Food Literacy Research

August 28, 2019

The Guelph Family Health Study has received a $1.5-million gift from The Helderleigh Foundation to promote food literacy and help raise a healthier generation less prone to chronic disease.

Fathers are vitally important to their kids’ health and to public health research

April 15, 2019

Emerging research suggests that fathers are critical stakeholders in the development of children’s health behaviours.