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

Families stressed more, exercising less during pandemic, new U of G research finds

August 21, 2020

As so many Canadians know too well, the COVID-19 pandemic has caused serious disruption to family life. A new University of Guelph study offers one of the first glimpses into exactly how families with young children have fared, including what healthy behaviours they’ve abandoned or adopted. Read the full article here:  

U of Guelph to run pilot project to tackle food waste concerns

December 5, 2019

A pilot program led by the University of Guelph aims to tackle the issue of food waste locally by educating residents on how best to shop for groceries, prepare meals and store food. Read the full article here:

New food waste cookbook from Guelph researchers offers tips on what to do with not-so-great produce

September 30, 2019

The Guelph Family Health Study has released a cookbook called Rock What You’ve Got: Recipes for Preventing Food Waste. The new, free cookbook is aimed at helping people curb the amount of food they throw in the garbage. Read the full article here: