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New smartphone app helps users ‘Buy Local, Eat Smart, Get Healthy'

Western University researchers and partners released the SmartAPPetite app today (Nov 21st), providing Southwestern Ontarians customized tips about local food, healthy eating, recipes, and information about local farmers and food providers.  [More]

Back row from left to right: Michael Clark (MA Candidate, Western Geography); David Corke (Executive Director, London Training Centre); Peggy Sattler (MPP for London West); Dr Jason Gilliland (Associate Professor, Western Geography); Matt Brown (Mayor elect, City of London); Dr Colleen O’Connor (Associate Professor, Brescia Food & Nutritional Sciences); Ahsan Syed (HBA/BSc candidate, Ivey Business School); Malgorzata Milczarek (SmartAPPetite Project Manager, HEAL/London Training Centre).  Front row: Katherine Wilson (BA student, Kinesiology and Geography, Western); Alicia Sippola (BSc student, Brescia Food & Nutritional Sciences)

Scientists have a heart-to-heart for Children’s Health

Over the past 12 years, Western Geography Professor Jason Gilliland has conducted interdisciplinary research on how the physical environment influences children's health and well-being.  The collaborative work of Dr Gilliland and colleagues from the Lawson Health Research Institute and Children’s Health Research Institute (CHRI) was recently the focus of an article in the London Health Sciences Centre’s (LHSC) Inside magazine.  The article also announced Canadian Pacific’s generous donation of over $1.3 million to the CHRI and LHSC, which will help build their capabilities to improve kids’ heart health by bettering the understanding of the causation and outcomes of heart diseases in children. [MORE]


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