Want to learn about weight bias?

In partnership with Dalhousie’s Faculty of Health Professions, ARCH is running a Massive, Open, Online Course (MOOC)! A MOOC is a free, open access course that is offered fully online, providing participants with the opportunity to learn about current research and practices in a broad range of topics. This  MOOC, called “Behind the Scenes: Addressing […]

NS principals – please complete...

NS school principals have the opportunity to share feedback on the Food and Nutrition Policy in Nova Scotia by completing a  School Food Environment Survey. The provincial results will help to inform the release of the revised Food and Nutrition policy and the resources that are available to schools. Emails with the survey link have […]

Student response to re-classification...

The most recent List of Classifications and Redistribution http://www.nsgeu.ca/filemanager/pdf/HANSClassificationList.pdf have moved all Health Promotion classifications to clerical. Below is the letter that students/trainees at ARCH have submitted to the Health Association Nova Scotia. To Whom It May Concern: We are writing on behalf of students/trainees of the Applied Research Collaborations for Health (School of Health […]

Launch of School Food Environment Onl...

As mentioned in our earlier post, all principals in the Cape Breton Victoria Regional School Board, Halifax Regional School Board, Annapolis Valley Regional School Board and South Shore Regional School Board are invited to complete the School Food Environment Online Survey. The survey ask questions about food service in your school (serving, selling), the promotion […]

What is the current state of school f...

The provincial government has embarked on a review and update of the 2006 Food and Nutrition Policy, with a revised policy document due to be released in the winter of 2015. To understand how to best support schools to implement the revised policy, ARCH is conducting a “current state” scan of the school food environment. […]

Nova Scotia Education Review recognis...

Earlier this year, Nova Scotians had the opportunity to provide input into a review of the public education system in the province. Today, the report of the consultation was released. The report contains seven themes that represent what over 19,000 Nova Scotians said are the most important issues to improve the education system. The relationship […]

Are you ready for the Fed Up Challeng...

Could you go 10 days without added sugar or artificial sweeteners? Katie Couric, American television journalist and co-executive producer and narrator of Fed Up highlighted the invasive nature of sugar in the modern American diet in the recently released documentary, announcing her challenge to all viewers at the end of the film to go without […]

Need to find more TIME for Health?

Is your family always on the run? Does your family’s busy schedule get in the way of eating healthy? We are looking for families who… Have at least one child between the ages of 5-12 years who is registered in a physical activity program at selected recreation facilities in HRM or attends the recreation facility […]

A student’s experience at the H...

Research assistants Elyse Quann, Rianne McAleer, Kyra Phillips & I (Julia Kontak) had the pleasure of representing ARCH at the Health Promotion Clearinghouse AGM which has recently changed their name to Health Promotion Nova Scotia (HPNS)! HPNS is an association that acts as a resource system for health promotion and population health. The AGM was […]

Need to find more TIME for health?

The TIME study is recruiting! TIME stands for Tools, Information, Motivation and Environment and is a study to evaluate a smartphone-based intervention to improve family nutrition habits. Previous research has found that parents and youth are often over-scheduled in ways that limit options for healthy meal preparation and that, ironically, healthy nutrition is often sacrificed due to […]