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Research Grant Awarded

TIME (Tools, Information, Motivation and Environment) for Health: A multi-level intervention to promote healthy eating in children and their families

Members of the Faculty of Health Professions at Dalhousie and the Atlantic Health Promotion Research Centre (AHPRC) have been awarded a $600,000 grant from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada (HSFC) and Canadian Institute of Health Research (CIHR) Strategic Funding initiative on the Built Environment: Population Health Intervention Research.

The project, entitled TIME (Tools, Information, Motivation, Environment) for health: A multi-level intervention to promote healthy eating in children and their families. was one of only three funded across Canada. Dr. Kirk and her team will design, implement and evaluate a multi-level intervention aimed at improving family nutrition habits and incorporating a change in the built environment of recreational facilities to increase healthy food availability. The project will begin in early 2011 and will last for 3 years.

Co-Principal Investigators of the project are:

  • Dr. Sara Kirk - School of Health Adminstration (SHA) and AHPRC Research Associate
  • Daniel Rainham - Elizabeth May Chair in Sustainability and Environmental Health and AHPRC Research Associate

Co-investigators from the Faculty of Health Professions are:

  • Cindy Shearer - AHPRC
  • Andrea Chircop - School of Nursing
  • Raewyn Bassett - Faculty of Health Professions (FHP)
  • Celeste Alvaro - AHPRC
  • Laurene Rehman - Health and Human Performance (HAHP)
  • Chris Blanchard - Medicine and AHPRC Research Associate
  • Raza Abidi - Health Informatics
  • Dave Molloy - Nova Scotia Department of Health Promotion and Protection

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