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Assessing and Catalyzing Adoption and Implementation of the Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth in Recreational Sports SettingsDownload
Although the mandate of recreational sports settings is to enhance well-being, many have unhealthy food environments that may paradoxically increase obesity risk. The Alberta Nutrition Guidelines for Children and Youth (ANGCY) are government-initiated, voluntary guidelines intended to facilitate...
Improving children’s nutrition environments: A survey of adoption and implementation of nutrition guidelines in recreational facilitiesDownload
Background: Although the mandate of recreational facilities is to enhance well-being, many offer foods inconsistent with recommendations for healthy eating. Little is known regarding recreational facility food environments and how they might be improved, as few studies exist. The Alberta...
In Canada, obesity and associated chronic diseases disproportionately affect First Nations children. The objectives of this research were to assess obesity, physical activity, and perceptions of lifestyle behaviors in Cree First Nations children (5-12 years) in one Alberta reserve community....
Physical Activity in the Era of the Childhood Obesity Epidemic: Patterns, Determinants, and Effective Health Promotion ProgramsDownload
Physical activity is important for obesity prevention. Given that the prevalence of obesity among Canadian children has substantially increased over recent decades, and that obesity has substantial consequences for health and wellness, physical activity promotion continues to be a priority for...
The effect of school gardening and a healthy snack program on First Nations children’s knowledge and attitudes about vegetables and fruit, and their consumption of these foods at homeDownload
Excess weight has a strong impact on First Nations children’s health. Adequate vegetable and fruit consumption is one way to potentially prevent children from having excess weight. This study aimed to evaluate the effect of a 7-month school gardening and a 4-month healthy snack program on First...