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Diet Diversity and Health Value in Children with Non-alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease and Prader- Willi Syndrome: Association with Cardio-metabolic RiskDownload
In Canada, the obesity prevalence rate in children and adolescents has increased significantly during the last four decades resulting in increased incidence of obesity- related health conditions, lower quality of life and greater health care cost. Patients with non-alcoholic fatty liver disease...
There has been a decline in children’s free-play participation, despite the importance of this experience for their health and development (Gleave, 2009). Parents can facilitate a range of free-play experiences (Sleddens et al., 2012) through their pivotal role in children’s lives (Hertzman &...
The World in an Object Lesson: Visual Pedagogies in Children's Literature Produced for the 1893 Columbian ExpositionDownload
The World in an Object Lesson addresses the ways in which nineteenth-century reading audiences of the United States were taught to make sense of the visual stimulus of worlds fairs. The Object Lesson was one visual method which was both promoted and critiqued in the material culture of the...
This Master’s thesis considers Deborah Ellis’s Three Wishes: Palestinian and Israeli children speak and The Breadwinner series, works that have stirred lively debate about childhood, children’s literature, and censorship. These two works are the product of Ellis’s travels to Afghanistan, Israel...
Mounting evidence indicates that early childhood experiences have lifetime consequences for adult functioning and therefore the wellbeing of societies. Early childhood life is also considered the most effective and cost-efficient time for preventing inequalities in human life. Despite the large...
The purpose of this thesis was to explore the perspectives of sport parents to understand factors, in particular messages that impact parents and their decisions within the context of children’s sport and free play. Guided by interpretive description (ID), data were collected through interviews...
“Don’t Step on Each Other’s Words”: Aboriginal Children in Legitimate Peripheral Participation With MultiliteraciesDownload
This study is an examination of the multiple literacy practices of four Aboriginal children in a Western Canadian prairie urban classroom. It is framed using sociocultural theory that posits that the literacy learning of children occurs in a social environment through a co-constructed,...
Hope is recognized as an important aspect of human growth, change and wellbeing (Erikson, 1964, 1968, 1985; Turner, 2005). Hope has been defined as the anticipation that one’s future will be both meaningful and desirable (Stephenson, 1991) and is acknowledged as essential to daily life (Erikson,...
Social Inclusion/Exclusion: Parents and Grandparents Participating in Community Development in Rural AlbertaDownload
Social inclusion/exclusion (SI/SE) has been described as a social determinant of health and an urgent matter of social (in)justice. SI/SE involves dynamic relational processes and structures that enable or constrain participation in community life. Many low-income families report barriers to...
The prevalence and determinants of adequate vitamin D intake and supplementation among Canadian childrenDownload
Most Canadian children are not meeting the dietary recommendations for vitamin D and have not enough sun exposure to synthesize vitamin D in their skin. Vitamin D supplementation therefore seems a necessity. However, no study has examined whether vitamin D from diet and supplements combined is...