Supporting healthy development in the early years: Perceptions of rural caregivers around the promotion of physical activity and pulse crop consumption

  • Beans
  • Chickpeas
  • Lentils
  • Peas

Lead Investigator(s)

Louise Humbert

Lead Investigator(s) Institution

University of Saskatchewan - College of Kinesiology


To use an ecological framework to identify specific factors (facilitators and barriers) that rural caregivers face when providing physical activity and healthy eating opportunities in care centres.


Rural caregivers identified a number of barriers to the provision of health promoting behaviours. Additionally, the classification of factors into distinct categories is important, as it can aid in designing initiatives that target facilitators and alleviate barriers. This can then support Canadian early years children to establish lifelong physical activity eating and healthy eating patterns.

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Duration/Timeline of Project (Year to Year)

2009 - 2010