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.
The Guelph Family Health Study is working with a range of partners to engage our community and help families build healthier futures. There are many ways you and your organization can get involved in the Guelph Family Health Study.
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.
Fathers play a key role in influencing their child’s diet, physical activity and screen time, yet they are rarely targeted in family-based efforts to prevent childhood obesity, according to a recent study that should serve as a “wake-up call.” Read the full article: https://www.thestar.com/life/2018/04/09/dads-need-to-be-play-a-greater-role-in-preventing-childhood-obesity-says-study.html
Most Canadians eat at least double the daily adequate intake of sodium. And, shockingly, 93 per cent of children aged four to eight exceed Health Canada’s Tolerable Upper Intake Level. Read the full article: https://theconversation.com/dietary-salt-the-silent-killer-how-much-is-too-much-92663
Whether a preschooler has a sweet tooth, is partial to snacks rich in fat, or has an aversion to bitter vegetables like broccoli could be linked to genetics, researchers suggest. Read full article here: http://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/canada-news-pmn/sweet-tooth-kids-may-choose-snacks-based-on-genetics-behind-taste-buds-study