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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Join GFHS

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

4 pandemic eating habits we should keep

June 15, 2021

The pandemic changed a lot of our routines around food, but researchers have the scoop on which new habits should stick around. And no, we don’t just mean sourdough! Read the full article here:  https://www.todaysparent.com/sponsored/gfhs-pandemic-eating-habits/  

Top tips for managing your kids’ screen time

November 5, 2020

Expert advice to get your kids to put down the devices — and avoid family fights while doing it. Read the full article here: https://www.cbc.ca/documentaries/the-nature-of-things/top-tips-for-managing-your-kids-screen-time-1.5788077 Also, you can learn about the latest research to understand how screens affect children’s development, learning abilities and mental health in a new  documentary from The Nature of Things. We…

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:  https://news.uoguelph.ca/2020/08/families-stressed-more-exercising-less-during-pandemic-new-u-of-g-research-finds/