Guelph Family Health Study Starts Podcast to Help Families Create Healthy, Happy Homes

Posted on Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

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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!


Launching on Tuesday July 10th 2018, the Healthy Habits, Happy Homes podcast is a trusted place for families with young children to listen for health advice. Each week, families will learn about new research findings related to family health and parenting. Every episode is practical and includes tips to help families apply the research findings in their own homes.


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! 


In future episodes we focus in on a wide range of healthy family behaviours including eating local foods, improving physical activity and sleep, reducing food waste and feeding the good bugs in your gut!

Look for Healthy Habits, Happy Homes on the Guelph Family Health Study Website (, and iTunes. 



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