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

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.

These parenting moves make the difference for kids’ screen time

January 9, 2019

A recent study found that kids’ screen use is intricately linked to the screen habits modeled by their parents.

The gift of cooking: five fun and healthy recipe books for kids

December 16, 2018

Research suggests cooking can help your child establish healthy habits. As nutrition researchers and dietitians, we can offer you many good reasons for engaging kids in the kitchen.