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Froogie App Wins Another Award 

Less than 1 in 10 Canadian youth are eating the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables. With funding from Heart & Stroke and Canadian Institutes of Health Research, and leading edge research led by Dr. Sara Kirk of the Dalhousie Healthy Populations Institute, WeUsThem designed a fun, creative solution that ensures families maintain a healthy diet.

WeUsThem has been internationally recognized with a Gold Davey award, for their work on Froogie.

“I am thrilled that the Froogie app has won this award. Healthy eating and active living are two of the most important things we can do to improve our general health and wellbeing. Eating more fruits and veggies is an easy change we can make for a big impact and the Froogie characters are a wonderful way to engage children and families in healthy eating.”, says Dr. Kirk. “I love the creativity that the design team at WeUsThem brought to the app and I am so proud of the app and what it has achieved in such a short time since launch”

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Crossroads 2018


Congratulations to the student organizers for another great Crossroads conference. Here are the oral presentation and poster winners winners.


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HPI at CPHA - Public Health 2017

The Canadian Public Health Conference - Public Healh 2017 - was in Halifax from June 5th to June 8th. Several HPI Research Scholars presented

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Celebrating the Launch of Froogie

On Saturday, February 25, 2017, the Healthy Populations Institute proudly launched a new smartphone app designed to encourage families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

Thanks to all who made the event possible, including Heart & Stroke, the research team, community partners, and the Dalhousie community.

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