Healthy Habits Happy Homes Podcast


Podcast Logo By the age of five or six, your kids will form eating, exercise and sleep habits that can last a lifetime. The Guelph Family Health Study is testing new ways for kids to learn healthy habits early – habits that can significantly lower a child’s risk for disease now and in the future. Our podcast, Healthy Habits, Happy Homes provides evidence-based advice, tips, tools, and interviews with experts to help your family develop healthy home routines!


Episode 11: Bringing Healthy Food Home with Tirtha Dhar

November 6, 2018

In the last episode of Season 1, Kathryn and Elie talk with Dr. Tirtha Dhar from the University of Guelph. Dr. Dhar talks about marketing to children and how parents can avoid marketing tricks to make bringing healthy food into the home easier.

Episode 10: Trick or Treating and Healthy Eating with Dr. Jess Haines

October 24, 2018

On this weeks episode, we share tips for maintaining health around Halloween. Dr. Jess Haines from the Guelph Family Health Study, shares tips for limiting treat intake in kids and why we should care about the amount of sugar we eat!

Episode 9: Kids in the Kitchen – Lottie from the “Little Cookery”

October 9, 2018

In this week’s episode, listen to Lottie Aldarwish, author of “Little Cookery: Teaching young kids to cook”, share about her experience teaching young kids to cook. This episode will give you advice on how to teach your kids to enjoy cooking as a family!

Episode 8: Catching more Zzzzz’s with Justine Tishinsky and Jean-Phillipe Chaput

September 25, 2018

In this week’s episode, Kathryn & Elie chat with Dr. Justine Tishinsky from the University of Guelph and Dr. Jean-Phillipe Chaput from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) about the importance of getting to bed and sleeping! Listen to hear about the newest sleep research and helpful tips for sleeping better!

Episode 7: Feeding your Good Bugs with Dr. Emma Allen Vercoe

September 11, 2018

This week’s episode features an interview with Dr. Emma Allen Vercoe from the Guelph Family Health Study. Emma tells Kathryn and Elie about the importance of the bugs in your gut and how to keep them healthy!

Episode 6: Making Back to School Easier with the Guelph Family Health Study

August 29, 2018

This week’s episode is all about heading back to school and getting back into routines. Kathryn and Elie talk routines and healthy snacks, and members of the Guelph Family Health Study share tips on getting kids ready for back to school!

Episode 5: Reducing Screen Time with Lisa Tang

August 14, 2018

In this week’s episode we discuss ways to reduce screen time with Lisa Tang. As a busy mom of three, Lisa shares her tried and tested methods for limiting family screen time!

Episode 4: Talking Food Waste with Mike Von Massow

July 31, 2018

In this week’s episode Kathryn and Elie talk food waste with Dr. Mike Von Massow. Learn how your family can save money on groceries by wasting less food each week!

Episode 3: Eating Local with Dan Tukendorf from the Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association

July 24, 2018

In this episode Dan Tukendorf explains what eating local really means and how families get can the most out of eating local.

Episode 2: Getting Physically Active with Becky Breau

July 17, 2018

This week’s episode features an interview with Becky Breau, a PhD student with the Guelph Family Health Study. Becky provides us with tips to get the whole family active and ways to incorporate movement throughout the day!

Episode 1: Creating Healthy Routines at Home with Jess Haines

July 10, 2018

Our first episode is all about the importance of family routines and features an interview with Dr. Jess Haines. Dr. Haines is the Associate Director of the Guelph Family Health Study and a professor in the Department of Family Relations & Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. In this episode she shares practical tips from the research and her own experiences as a mom of two!