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Men-Friendly Calories and Meaty Crackers

Date & Time:
March 18, 2015 | 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Biological Sciences Building 587
Meaghan Brierley

Children provide surprising information about how they make "healthy" and "less healthy" packaged food choices. Building on research that suggests gender is implicated in determinants of health, and aligned with efforts by the World Health organization to address children's consumption habits, this presentation provides a glimpse of boys' perceptions when making packaged food choices. Previous research documenting boys' "less healthy" food choices may not be due to their lack of knowledge, but due to gendered interpretations of healthy packaged food options.

Dr. Brierley has a BFA in Design Art from Concordia University, a MSc in Biomedical Communication from the University of Toronto and a PhD in Communications Studies from the University of Calgary. She also earned a post-graduate diploma in Medical Photography from the University of Wales College of Medicine. Among her many research accomplishments, Dr. Brierley is co-author on nine scholarly publications in venues such as Emerging Health Technology and the Canadian Journal of Public Health and has given many conference presentations nationally and internationally. She is currently Assistant Book Review Editor for Science and Public Policy by Oxford Journals.

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