Dr. Lynne Lafave is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health and Physical Education at Mount Royal University. Lynne holds a PhD in nutritional sciences from the University of Manitoba and her research focuses on interrelationships between nutrition behaviours, attitudes, and knowledge with special interest in individual and organizational behaviour change. She and her team have developed the evidenced-based Creating Healthy Eating and active EnviRonments Scale (CHEERS) for child care. This work represents a collaboration with Alberta Health Services, ELCC directors and educators. The Government of Alberta – Children’s Services has funded a number of projects that have supported the integration of CHEERS across Alberta to promote healthy child care environments.
Research Project Coordinator
Alexis Webster holds a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Psychology from Mount Royal University. As the Project Coordinator, Alexis assists in education development and delivery while engaging with Early Learning Child Care centres.
Alberta Health Services Team
Sheila Tyminski, MEd, RD. – Director, Nutrition Services, Population & Public Health Strategy
Louise Seguin MEd, RD. – Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Services – Population & Public Health
Theresa Riege, RD. – Public Health Nutrition Provincial Lead, Provincial Strategy, Standards and Practice, Nutrition Services
Nadine Van Wyk, PhD. – faculty member Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Health and Physical Education.
Cathy Smey Carston PhD. – faculty member Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Department of Child Studies and Social Work.
Mary-Ann Farebrother, MEd. – sessional faculty member Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Department of Child Studies and Social Work.
Sharon Reib MA. – sessional faculty member Faculty of Health, Community and Education, Mount Royal University, Department of Child Studies and Social Work.
Ceilidh McConnell – Research Assistant/Psychology major
Andrea Webster – Research Assistant/Education major
Keely Darichuk – Practicum Student/Physical Literacy major
Jenny Vuong – Research Assistant/Physical Literacy major
Joshua Dhanaraj – Research Assistant/Child and Youth Studies major
Elena Nessler is in her final year of Information Design at Mount Royal University. As the Web Designer and Graphic Designer, Elena created and manages this website and CHEERS social media.