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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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Partner with GFHS

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.

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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

How fish may reduce your child’s breast cancer risk

May 8, 2018

Exposure to omega-3 fatty acids during a child’s early years may play a role in reducing breast cancer risk later in life. Read the full article

Dads need to play a greater role in preventing childhood obesity says study

April 12, 2018

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:

Dietary salt, the silent killer: how much is too much?

March 15, 2018

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: