Research Activities

CHEERS for child care is an evidenced-based valid and reliable tool for early learning and child care programs to measure their food environment.  It is the first of its kind in Canada and is now ready for piloting. The following list provides recent CHEERS for child care publications:

Lafave, L., Tyminski, S., Riege, T., Hoy, D., & Dexter, B. (2016). Content Validity for a Child Care Self-assessment Tool: Creating Healthy Eating Environments Scale (CHEERS). Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research, 77(1), 1-4.
Lafave, L., Tyminski, S., Hoy, D., Dexter, B., Riege, T., & Seguin, L. (2015). Reliability assessment of the CHEERS child care self-assessment tool. Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice & Research, 76(3) .