Podcast

  • Episode 61: Fathers’ Involvement in Mealtimes with Dr. Amar Laila

    In this week’s episode, we are joined by Dr. Amar Laila, a post-doctoral fellow with the EAT-Lancet 2.0 Commission and the Guelph Family Health Study. Dr. Laila shares insights on the role of fathers in mealtimes, discussing their influence on children’s development, their unique contributions to family dynamics, and offering strategies for fathers to become…

  • Episode 60: Navigating the Canadian Food Environment with Dr. Lana Vanderlee

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Lana Vanderlee, an Assistant Professor of Nutrition at Laval University joins us to to talk about nutrition food labels, especially front-of-package labelling in Canada, and how they influence consumer choices and public health. She compares Canada’s labelling strategies with global practices and discusses the impact of food marketing on children.…

  • Episode 59: How to Talk to Your Kids When They Don’t Want to Talk to You with Shannon Rolph

    In the latest episode of our podcast, we’re excited to welcome Shannon Rolph, an Occupational Therapist that specializes in nurturing the parent-child bond through personalized child-focused therapy, parenting coaching, and her innovative “Kids in the Woods” program. Shannon shares her insights on why it’s crucial for kids to have time to decompress before reconnecting with…

  • Episode 58: The Impact of Parental Self-Regulation on Children’s Growth and Development

    In this week’s episode, we welcome Dr. Kate Bauer, an Associate Professor of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Michigan School of Public Health and currently serves as the Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Food Security at the University of Guelph. Dr. Bauer discusses the impact of parental regulation on a child’s development from early…

  • Episode 57: Sugar Intake During Spooky Season with Alyssa Ramuscak

    In this week’s episode, we are delighted to have Alyssa Ramuscak, a research Registered Dietitian at SickKids Research Institute and a PhD student in Applied Human Nutrition join us to discuss sugar intake during Halloween. Alyssa shares helpful tips in managing sugar intake during Halloween, while ensuring children are having an enjoyable and healthier experience. Tune…

  • Episode 56: Nurturing Healthy Relationships with Food with Olivia Brooks

    In this week’s episode of Healthy Habits Happy Homes, we are joined by Olivia Brooks, a Certified Fitness Instructor and Registered Dietitian specializing in pediatric/family nutrition, sports nutrition, and eating disorders. Olivia shares tips on how parents can promote mindful eating in children, foster a positive body image, and create shared meals that are enjoyable…

  • Episode 55: Starting the School Year off Right: School Lunches Made Easy with Tamara Petresin

    Welcome back to Season 6 of Healthy Habits Happy Homes. We are excited to start this season with a special back-to-school episode. Joining us is Tamara Petresin, a registered dietitian and PhD candidate in Applied Human Nutrition. Tamara shares insights and tips on how to make school lunches easy! Listen on our website or your favourite…

  • Episode 54: Podcast Team Spotlight

    In the season finale of the podcast, we are excited to feature our podcast team, including our co-hosts Tamara Petresin, a Registered Dietitian and second-year PhD candidate in Applied Human Nutrition and Marciane Any, a second-year Master’s student in Applied Human Nutrition. We also have Patricia Acosta, our podcast coordinator, who recently completed her Master’s…

  • Episode 53: Nutrition Education Student Podcasts

    This week, we have a special and unique Healthy Habits Happy Homes podcast episode featuring the excellent work of three groups of fourth year Applied Human Nutrition students. These students were given the opportunity to conceptualize and develop a podcast episode as part of their fourth year Nutrition Education course. Today’s episode features the work…

  • Episode 52: Physical Activity and Sleep

    In this week’s episode, Dr. Lori Ann Vallis, Professor in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences (HHNS) and Hannah Coyle-Asbil, a PhD student in HHNS, join us to discuss physical activity and sleep. They share the latest research highlights from the Guelph Family Healthy Study and tips to promote attainable and manageable habits.