Guelph Family Health Study – Snack Healthy, Snack Happy Child Friendly Recipes
The Background: The Guelph Family Health Study (GFHS), launched at the University of Guelph in 2014, is a home-based, randomized controlled trial designed to improve lifestyle behaviours of families with preschool-aged children. As of October 2017, the study has 140 families enrolled, with an aim to increasing to 300 by the end of 2018.
Project: Consistent with numbers across Canada, children in the GFHS were under-consuming dietary fibre, fruits, vegetables, dairy and omega-3 fats, but over-consuming sweet and salty snacks. Working with the Food Innovation and Research Studio (FIRSt) at George Brown College, 20 family friendly snack recipes and three videos were developed and produced with evaluation from some of the GFHS families. This is the fourth instalment in a cookbook series that is available at guelphfamilyhealthstudy.com/cookbooks/. Learn more about Guelph Family Health Study at www.uoguelph.ca/gfhs/.