May 21, 2010

By Rosanne Prinsen, MSc

Alberta Centre for Active Living

Note: where possible we provide the DOI to link to research papers in the Info Round up. To use it, cut and paste the DOI into the text box on this webpage:


Core Crew Tours
The Core Crew arranges CORE-porate Tours for businesses of all sizes, encouraging groups of Downtown (Edmonton)workers to get active this summer….. Employers can use this tour as a team-building activity and to promote the benefits of a healthy, active lifestyle


Do Canadian Children Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?

Do Canadian Adolescents Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?

Do Canadian Adults Meet their Nutrient Requirements through Food Intake Alone?

These articles from the Canadian Community Health Survey, Cycle 2.2, Nutrition (2004) not only present the results of the nutrient assessment against the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRIs) for these three sub-populations, but also show the proper application of the DRIs in the interpretation of survey results. You will find useful information on how to use the Adequate Intake and the Estimated Average Requirement in the assessment of groups.

Recipes for Change: Healthy Food in Every Community
This paper outlines organizational practices and public policies to expand access to healthy foods in support of healthy eating and better overall health.


Active Alberta: A Recreation, Active Living and Sport Policy
The Government of Alberta has developed a new draft policy with the objective of maximizing the impact of provincial funding to achieve measurable impacts on Albertans' activity levels, health and quality of life.

Addressing the Intersection: Preventing Violence and Promoting Healthy Eating and Active Living
Healthy eating and active living has become a national priority, but when people don't feel safe in their communities, they are less likely to use local parks, access public transportation or let their children walk to school or play outside. Until now, very little research on the impact of community violence on healthy eating and activity--and potential solutions--has been done. The final product makes a compelling case for embedding safety strategies into community efforts to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

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