Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Kontak JC, Kirk SF, Robinson L, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. The relationship between bullying behaviours in childhood and physician-diagnosed internalizing disorders. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.17269/s41997-019-00179-3
  2. Rahman S, Maximova K, Carson V, Jhangri GS, Veugelers PJ. Stay in or play out? The influence of weather conditions on physical activity of grade 5 children in Canada. Canadian Journal of Public Health. 2019 Feb 1. doi: 10.17269/s41997-019-00176-6
  3. Lieffers JR, Ekwaru JP, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. The economic burden of not meeting food recommendations in Canada: the cost of doing nothing. Plos ONE.13(4) doi:
  4. Ofosu, NN, Ekwaru, JP, Bastian, KA, Loehr, SA, Storey K, Spence JC, Veugelers PJ. Long-term effects of comprehensive school health on health-related knowledge, attitudes, self-efficacy, health behaviours and weight status of adolescents. BMC Public Health. 2018.1(1). doi:
  5. Nshimyumukiza L, Lieffers JR, Ekwaru JP, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. Temporal changes in diet quality and the associated economic burden in Canada.PLoS One.13(11). Available from:
  6. Dube N, Khan K, Loehr S, Chu Y, Veugelers PJ. The use of entertainment and communication technologies before sleep could affect sleep and weight status: a population-based study among children.The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14(1):97. doi: 1186/s12966-017-0547-2
  7. Ekwaru JP, Tran BX, Ohinmaa A, Johnson JA, Veugelers PJ. Cost-effectiveness and Return on Investment of a School-based Health Promotion Program in Canada: A life-course modeling approach.PLoS One. 12(5): e0177848.
  8. Ekwaru JP, Ohinmaa A, Loehr S, Setayeshgar S, Thanh NX, Veugelers PJ. The economic burden of inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada. Public Health Nutrition. 20(3):515-523. doi: 1017/S1368980016002846
  9. Faught E, Williams PL, Willows ND, Asbridge M, Veugelers PJ. The association between food insecurity and academic achievement in Canadian school-aged children. Public Health Nutrition, 20(15):2778-2785. doi: 10.1017/S1368980017001562
  10. Faught EL, Montemurro G, Storey KE, Veugelers PJ. Adherence to Dietary Recommendations Supports Canadian Children’s Academic Achievement.Canadian Journal of Dietetic Practice and Research: a publication of Dietitians of Canada. 78(3):102-108. doi: 3148/cjdpr-2017-008
  11. Faught EL, Gleddie D, Storey KE, Davison CM, Veugelers PJ.Healthy lifestyle behaviours are positively and independently associated with academic achievement: an analysis of a nationally representative sample of Canadian early adolescents.PLoS One. 20(7):e0181938.
  1. Faught EL, Ekwaru JP, Gleddie D, Storey KE, Asbridge M, Veugelers PJ. The combined impact of diet, physical activity, sleep and screen time on academic achievement: a prospective study of elementary school students in Nova Scotia, Canada.The International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity. 14(1):29. doi: 1186/s12966-017-0476-0
  2. Khan MKA, Faught EL, Chu YL, Ekwaru JP, Storey KE, Veugelers PJ. Is it nutrients, food items, diet quality or eating behaviours that are responsible for the association of children’s diet with sleep?Journal of Sleep Research. 26(4):468-476. doi: 1111/jsr.12466
  3. Setayeshgar S, Maximova K, Ekwaru JP, Gray-Donald K, Henderson M, Paradis G, Tremblay A, Veugelers PJ. Diet quality as measured by the Diet Quality Index-International is associated with prospective changes in body fat among Canadian children.Public Health Nutrition. 20(3):456-463. doi: 1017/s1368980016002500
  4. Setayeshgar S, Ekwaru JP, Maximova K, Majumdar SR, Storey KE, McGavock J, Veugelers PJ. Dietary intake and prospective changes in cardiometabolic risk factors in children and youth. Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. 42(1):39-45. doi: 1139/apnm-2016-0215
  5. Wu X, Kirk S, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. The Importance of Health Behaviours in Childhood for the Development of Internalizing Disorders during Adolescence. BMC Psychology. 2017. 5(1):38. Available from:
  6. Wu X, Bastian K, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. Influence of Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviour and Diet Quality in Childhood on the Incidence of Internalizing and Externalizing Disorders during Adolescence: a Population-based Cohort Study. Annals of Epidemiology. 28(2):86-94. doi: 10.1016/j.annepidem.2017.12.002.
  7. Wu X, Kirk SF, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. Health behaviours, body weight and self-esteem among grade five students in Canada.  2017 5(1):1099. doi: 1186/s40064-016-2744-x
  8. Wu X, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ. The Influence of Health Behaviours in Childhood on Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder in Adolescence.  2016. 8(12). doi: 3390/nu8120788
  9. Storey KE, Montemurro G, Flynn J, Schwartz M, Wright E, Osler J, Veugelers PJ, Roberts E. Essential conditions for the implementation of comprehensive school health to achieve changes in school culture and improvements in health behaviours of students.BMC Public Health. 2016. 16(1):1133. doi: 1186/s12889-016-3787-1
  10. Faught E, Vander Ploeg K, Chu YL, Storey K, Veugelers PJ. The influence of parental encouragement and caring about healthy eating on children’s diet quality and body weights.Public Health Nutrition. 19(5): 822-9. doi: 1017/S1368980015002049
  11. Ferland A, Chu YL, Gleddie D, Storey K, Veugelers P. Leadership skills are associated with health behaviours among Canadian children.Health Promotion International, 30(1):106-13. doi: 1093/heapro/dau095
  12. Bastian KA, Maximova K, McGavock J, Veugelers PJ. Does School-Based Health Promotion Affect Physical Activity on Weekends? And, Does It Reach Those Students Most in Need of Health Promotion?PLoS One. 2015. 10(10): e0137987. doi: 1371/journal.pone.0137987
  13. Maximova K, Khan MK, Austin SB, Kirk SF, Veugelers PJ.The role of underestimating body size for self-esteem and self-efficacy among grade five children in Canada.Annals of Epidemiology. 25(10):753-9. doi: 1016/j.annepidem.2015.07.009
  14. Tran BX, Ohinmaa A, Kuhle S, Johnson JA, Veugelers PJ.Life course impact of school-based promotion of healthy eating and active living to prevent childhood obesity. PLoS One. 9(7):e102242. doi: 1371/journal.pone.0102242
  15. Vander Ploeg KA, Maximova K, McGavock J, Davis W, Veugelers P.Do school-based physical activity interventions increase or reduce inequalities in health? Social Science & Medicine. 112:80-7. doi: 1016/j.socscimed.2014.04.032
  16. Vander Ploeg KA, McGavock J, Maximova K, Veugelers PJ. School-based health promotion and physical activity during and after school hours.  2014. 133(2):e371-8. doi: 1542/peds.2013-2383

Community Publications

  1. Institute of Health Economics. The economic burden of inadequate consumption of vegetables and fruit in Canada. Newsletter article. 2017.
  2. Storey, K. E., Montemurro, G., Flynn, J., Schwartz, M. Wright E., Osler, J., Veugelers P. & Roberts, E. The essential conditions for implementing comprehensive school health. Health Matters. Newsletter article. Alberta School Boards Association, Edmonton. 2017, September 28. AB.,_No._1.pdf
  3. McKernan, C. Photo book distributed to APPLE Schools. A photo book was compiled and distributed as part of a photovoice research project completed by one of the ROI4Kids trainees. This book contained photos and interview quotes selected by students that were related to student insights on how they were translating health behaviours learned at APPLE Schools into the home environment. 2016.
  4. McKernan, C. Newsletter to individual schools participating in APPLE Schools sharing results from a Photovoice research project. 2016.
  5. Ohinmaa, A. Blog Post. A blog post summarizing a manuscript highlighted as the Paper of the Monthfor December 2016 was written for the Nutrition Society blog. 2016. Article accessible at:


  1. ROI4Kids 2017 Workshop Summary Report, June 2017. Download PDF


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