• Un-processing Obesity: Insights into the Relationship Between Processed Foods and Obesity in Parents and Young Children

    Obesity is considered a modern pandemic —and it is on the rise. One of the reasons health experts give for this phenomenon is the consumption of increasingly processed foods. A new study from the Guelph Family Health Study found an association between ultra processed food intake and markers of obesity in adults, but not their…

  • Top 3 reasons to add plant-based proteins into your diet

    Plant-based proteins are protein-containing foods that come from plants instead of animals. Common plant-based proteins include foods such as beans, nuts, seeds and tofu.   Adding more plant-based proteins to your diet can provide multiples benefits.  Key among these include improving your health, improving the health of the planet and reducing your grocery bill. Read the…

  • New U of G-developed cookbook integrates plant-based proteins

    Plant-Based Proteins: Recipes Made Easy-Peasy is a new, free cookbook available for download in English and French on the GFHS website that integrates plant proteins into both new and well-loved recipes. The 30 recipes in the e-book are designed to be great tasting, simple and quick to prepare for busy families with young children. Alongside…

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

    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

    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

    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:

  • School lunches: U of G researcher reveals ways to make them more appetizing to kids

    Packing lunches that kids will actually eat can be a daily challenge for many parents, but a University of Guelph family health researcher says the key is to get children involved – and yes, that includes the little ones. Read the full article here:

  • 4 pandemic eating habits we should keep

    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:  

  • Top tips for managing your kids’ screen time

    Expert advice to get your kids to put down the devices — and avoid family fights while doing it. Read the full article here: 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

    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: