hosts of the healthy habits happy homes podcast

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.

For the Guelph Family Health Study’s 7th birthday, our team came together to celebrate and our students shared short presentations about their research. Watch the videos below:

News & Events

U of G research focused on impact of pandemic on children’s health awarded federal funding

January 19, 2022

A University of Guelph project investigating the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the physical and mental health of children in Canada has received more than $100,000 in new federal funding. The project, led by Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) researchers, will investigate the impacts of COVID-19 restrictions and concurrent stressors on Canadian children’s growth and…

New cookbook by Guelph Family Health Study offers families plant-based protein recipes

December 13, 2021

Helping families is the reason behind researchers from the University of Guelph and the Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS) releasing a new cookbook on plant-based proteins. Plant-Based Proteins: Recipes Made Easy-Peasy features 30 recipes using different types of plant-based proteins, like curried chickpea salad or chicken and lima bean stew. All the recipes included in the book…

Most Canadian preschoolers getting too much sugar, U of G research finds

September 21, 2021

Eight out of 10 preschoolers eat too much sugar, especially in baked goods from muffins to cookies, according to University of Guelph researchers. Read the full article here: