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Are you a Kindergarten/Grade 1 teacher interested in healthy eating? We have an exciting study to share with you. Researchers at the University of British Columbia are studying the impact of the Food Explorers program on children’s willingness to try new foods. If you take part in the study, you will receive a $100 mini food grant to teach the program, with no need to apply for a grant. 

What's required from the teacher

  • Be willing to start the Food Explorers program in the Fall 2017 (shortly after receiving the mini food grant
  • Complete online questionnaires at the beginning (Fall 2017) and end (Spring 2018) of the Food Explorers program on your experience teaching the program
  • Help us send and collect consent forms and questionnaires for parents to complete at the beginning and end of the program
  • Help coordinate two in-school assessments of diet in children in your class (~1 hour each time). Assessments will be conducted by researchers with minimal disruption to classroom activities.

    To participate or for more information, please contact the research team at 604-822-1397 or email Gaya Murthy at food.explorers@ubc.ca

    If you have taught the program in the past and choose not to in the 2017-2018 school year, you could participate as a control group. Control group teachers will receive $100 to be used for classroom resources.

     

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