A healthy ‘Good Life’ for students

Students of St. Anne  and St. Robert Catholic schools in London are helping researchers find better ways to prevent childhood obesity by participating in the Nutrition Ignition! program. The program is supported by a generous grant from GoodLife Kids Foundation.

Nutrition Ignition! creates a healthy living culture within the school by providing constant and consistent support to play and eat healthy.  That culture also extends beyond the school and into the home, where it can influence a family’s behavior over a lifetime.

“GoodLife Kids Foundation’s vision is for every Canadian child to have the opportunity to live a fit and healthy good life. Our continued support of Nutrition Ignition! is in recognition of the program’s vast potential to provide education and insight in helping to promote regular physical activity and healthy eating habits in the school community.” - Lisa Burrows GoodLife Kids Foundation, Executive Director

Led by principal investigator Dr. Danielle Battram of Brescia University College and Drs. Alan Salmoni and Laura Misener of Western University, students from kindergarten to grade eight and their families, receive lessons, snacks, and plenty of opportunities to play from program staff and undergraduate and graduate students from Kinesiology and Foods and Nutrition at Western University and Brescia University College.   

Thank you, GoodLife Kids Foundation for supporting good health and our children!