FRESH Publications

Half your “FRESH” Plate

Half your “FRESH” Plate

FRESH VP Ambassador Coordinator Gaby Burt-D’Agnillo wrote a blog post for the Half your Plate (HYP) website discussing FRESH’s initiatives at Western and how they align with the goals behind HYP.  Read the article here. 

FRESH- branded food a hot seller – Western News

FRESH- branded food a hot seller – Western News

Products labeled ‘FRESH approved’ help students identify nutritious foods on the Western campus. This article highlights the success of this program and its initiative to help students make healthier food choices.  Read the article here. 

Self-reported food skills of university students

Self-reported food skills of university students

University students experience a life transition that often results in poor dietary behaviors and weight gain. Adequate food skills may improve diet quality and prevent chronic disease.

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior

University students intend to eat better, but lack coping self-efficacy and knowledge of dietary recommendations

Davidson and Bennett: Group keeping Western community FRESH – Western News

Davidson and Bennett: Group keeping Western community FRESH – Western News

Davidson and Bennett, Lead Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator for FRESH, provide a description of the FRESH program in an article published in Western News.

Quick Snacks at Western University Getting Healthier – The Londoner

Quick Snacks at Western University Getting Healthier – The Londoner

The Londoner featured the FRESH vending initiative, Healthier4U.

“FRESH at Oakridge? I’d be down for that”: A qualitative focus group study – Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference

“FRESH at Oakridge? I’d be down for that”: A qualitative focus group study – Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference

An abstract on the FRESH program at Oakridge Secondary School was accepted at the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference in Quebec City, Quebec. The abstract, written by Cheikh, N. Dworatzek, P, & Matthews, J. (2015), summarizes their research “FRESH at Oakridge? I’d be down for […]

Food for Thought Gala Challenges Food Perceptions – The Gazette

Food for Thought Gala Challenges Food Perceptions – The Gazette

Dr. Matthews was invited to be a guest speaker at the University Students’ Council Food for Thought Gala in January 2015, where she talked about food literacy and the FRESH program.

Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health – OHEA Conference

Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health – OHEA Conference

Dr. Matthews was invited to be a guest speaker at the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) conference in Toronto (2015, March). The presentation was entitled, Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health.

FRESH: A Peer Education Student Wellness Initiative

FRESH: A Peer Education Student Wellness Initiative

Dr. Matthews and Anne Zok were invited to present at the Ontario University College Health Promoters’ Association Annual Fall Meeting at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. In November 2014 they delivered their presentation entitled, FRESH: A peer education student wellness initiative.