Welcome to the website of the Healthy Immigrant Children research study. This website will inform you about the research being done in the area of immigrant children's health and the exciting opportunities to participate in this research. This website will also provide you with information about the health of immigrant children in Saskatoon, and in Canada.
Did you know that 1 of every 6 Canadians were born outside Canada? There are currently over 200 different ethnicities in Canada. In recent years, over 3000 immigrant and refugee children have come to Saskatchewan. It is important to study health and nutrition in all persons in Canada, but especially important for children because they are in a transition period where they are becoming more independent and begin to make their own choices related to food, nutrition and physical activities.