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Centre for Healthy Active Kids
Centre for Healthy Active Kids

Seed Grants

The Centre for Healthy Active Kids, in partnership with the Centre for Brain & Mental Health, The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development and the Centre for Child Nutrition, Health & Development at the University of Toronto, are excited to announce the awardees for the Eat, Play, Think Catalyst Grant Competition. There were a total of 22 excellent applications submitted. Here are the 9 catalyst grants awarded $25,000 each.

Join us in congratulating,

1. Assessment of Cerebrovascular Abnormalities and their Relationship to Neurocognitive Deficits in Obese Children with Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Indra Narang & Andrea Kassner
  • Co-Funded by The Centre for Healthy Active Kids and The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

2. Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder in Children and Adolescents: A Canadian Pediatric Surveillance Program Study. 

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Debra Katzman & Mark Norris
  • Co-Funded by The Centre for Healthy Active Kids and The Centre for Brain & Mental Health

3. Can the Moblees Move Canadian Kids?

  • Principal Investigator : Dr. Guy Faulkner
  • Funded by The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

4. A randomized controlled trial to evaluate the impact of child friendly menu labeling designs on food choices by parents and children in an inpatient hospital setting.

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Jill Hamilton
  • Co-Funded by The Centre for Healthy Active Kids and The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

5. Development and Validation of Fe-Risk: An Early Childhood Iron Deficiency Risk Stratification Tool

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Cornelia Borkhoff & Navindra Persaud
  • Funded by The Centre for Child Nutrition, Health & Development

6. User-centred development of a smartphone application for personalized behavioural and lifestyle management for adolescents with obesity: A qualitative study.

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Jennifer Stinson & Amy McPherson
  • Funded by The Centre for Child Nutrition, Health & Development 

7. The Early Association of Cardiometabolic and Depression Risk: Pilot Study of a Developmental Model.

  • Principal Investigator: Dr. Daphne Korczak
  • Funded by The Fraser Mustard Institute for Human Development

8. The Pathophysiology of Exercise Intolerance in Children Following Hematopoetic Stem Cell Transplant.

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Greg Wells & Sarah West
  • Funded by The Centre for Healthy Active Kids

9. Long-term metabolic effects after severe malnutrition.

  • Co-Principal Investigators: Drs. Robert Bandsma & Anna Goldenberg
  • Funded by The Centre for Child Nutrition, Health & Development.