REAL Kids Alberta
Population Health Intervention Research Unit
3-50 University Terrace
Edmonton, AB, T6G 2T4
Phone (780) 492-5472

REAL Kids Alberta

The Raising healthy Eating and Active Living Kids Alberta (REAL Kids Alberta) evaluation is a joint project of the School of Public Health, University of Alberta and Alberta Health. The intent of this evaluation is to assess the impact of Alberta Health's Healthy Weights Initiative and to provide some measurable behavioural and health outcomes for children in Alberta. For information on the Healthy Weights programs, go to:

This evaluation will help us answer questions such as:

  • How aware are parents and students of healthy eating and active living initiatives supported by Alberta Health?
  • What do Alberta children know about the importance of healthy living?
  • What are the eating habits and lifestyles of Grade 5 children in Alberta?
  • What can we do to improve the health of children and youth in Alberta?
  • What can schools do to improve the health and learning of children in Alberta?

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Winter 2015

Please visit the 'Research' tab for updated results from the 2014 REAL Kids Alberta Evaluation.

Fall 2013

Another year of data collection and entry complete!  Now that all of the data entry is completed, the REAL Kids team is working on preparing reports to send to schools and jurisdictions that participated in the REAL Kids evaluation and working on developing the tools for 2014.  Thank you to all of the students, teachers and principals who participated in 2013!  Thank you as well to all of the Evaluation Assistants who travel across Alberta to visit each school and collect this important data.    

June 26, 2012 
Kids who help in the kitchen are more likely to eat more fruits and vegetables 
New article added to Publications