Ms. Allison McFarlene

Degrees and Certifications

  • BSc. Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa (2011)
  • BSc. Food and Nutrition (Commencing Sept 2012)

Current and Future Research Interests

  • Physical literacy in elementary school aged children
  • Physical activity and fitness measurement in children
  • Sedentary behavior in children
  • Active video gaming trends in children
  • Childhood obesity and physical activity engagement

Projects in Progress

  • Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)
  • Active Healthy Kids Canada Position Stand on Active Video Gaming (2012)
  • Development of shuttle run normative values

Other Tidbits

Allison completed her BSc. in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawain 2011. It was during these studies that she realized her passion for nutrition. In September 2012 Allison will start her BSc. in Food and Nutrition to become a Registered Dietitian. She enjoys staying active, reading, travelling, sports, and cooking.