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Lecture to consider role of schools in promoting healthier diets for children

Canada’s young people are overweight, and poor eating habits are a major reason why, says Rhona Hanning.

An associate professor in the  School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo , she will deliver a free public lecture entitled “Promoting Healthier Diets for Kids: Can Schools Make a Difference,” at noon on Friday, March 23, in room 145, Human Kinetics Building.

Dr. Hanning is a fellow of Dietitians of Canada. Her main research interests involve food and physical activity behaviour and determinants of Canadian schoolchildren and school-based interventions that support healthy eating.  She has developed and validated tools for dietary intake assessment, including a unique web-based food behaviour questionnaire.