Research Publications

Read some of our published articles:

Drawing Out Their Stories: A Scoping Review of Participatory Visual Research Methods with Newcomer Children. Brown, A., McIsaac, JLD., Howard, V. 2020.

Newcomer famlies’ experiences with programs and services to support early childhood development in Canada: A scoping review. Brown, A., McIsaac, JLD., Reddington, S., Hill, T., Brigham, S., Spencer, R., Mandrona, A. 2020.

Exploring the foundation for Collaborative Governance to support early childhood in Nova Scotia. McIsaac, JLD., Kelley, E., Turner, J., Kirk, SFL. 2020.

Families’ Experiences of a Universal Play-based Early Childhood Program in Nova Scotia: Implications for Policy and Practice. PL Carolan, Jessie-Lee D. McIsaac, B Richard, J Turner & C Mclearn 2020

Evaluating an engaged scholarship approach to improve health promotion within the education system. McIsaac, JLD., Riley, B., Kirk, SFL. 2019

Exploring school food environments through youth photo voice. Spencer R, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Stewart M, Penney TP, Bruschett S, Kirk SFL. 2019.

The association between school nutrition resources, policy adherence and food served.
Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Penney TP, Masse L, Kirk SFL. 2019.

Understanding System-Level Intervention Points to Support School Food and Nutrition Policy Implementation in Nova Scotia, Canada. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Spencer R, Stewart M, Penney TP, Brushett S, Kirk SFL. Int. J. Environ. 2019

Voluntary nutrition guidelines to support healthy eating in recreation and sports settings are ineffective: findings from a prospective study. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Jarvis S, Olstad DL, Naylor PJ, Rehman L, Kirk SFL. 2019.

Describing food availability in schools using different healthy eating guidelines: Moving forward with simpler nutrition recommendations. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Ata N, Kirk SFL. Canadian Journal for Dietetic Practice and Research. 2019.

Factors Influencing Implementation of Nutrition Policies in Schools. A Scoping Review. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Spencer R, Meisner K, Kontak, Kirk SFL. 2018.

Integrated knowledge translation in school-based population health intervention research.
Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Penney TL, Storey K, Sigfridson L, Cunningham J, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL. 2018.

Moving from policy to practice: A report of school nutrition policy adherence in Nova Scotia. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kontak J, Kirk SFL. 2018.

Use of Resources for Health Promoting Schools in Rural Nova Scotia. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Sigfridson C, Ohinmaa A, Veugelers PJ, Munro-Sigfridson L, Kirk SFL, Kuhle K. 2018.

The application of implementation science theories for population health: A critical interpretive synthesis. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Warner G, Lawrence L, Warner G, Urquhart R, Price S, Gahagan J, McNally M, Jackson L. 2018.

Reproducing or Reducing Inequity? Considerations for School Food Programs. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Read K, Williams PL, Raine KD, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL. 2018.

“A tough sell”: findings from a qualitative analysis on the provision of healthy foods in recreation and sports settings. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Jarvis S, Spencer R, Kirk SFL. 2018.

A translational approach to characterization and measurement of health-promoting school ethos. Penney TL, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kontak J, Ata N, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL. Health Promotion International. 2017.

Food for thought: Youth experiences with school food. Spencer R, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kirk SFL. 2017.

The picture of health: Examining school-based health environments through photographs. Kontak JCH, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Penney TL, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL. 2017.

Evaluation of a health promoting schools program in a school board in Nova Scotia, Canada. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Penney TL, Ata N, Munro-Sigfridson L, Cunningham J, Veugelers PJ, Storey K, Ohinmaa A, Kirk SFL, Kuhle S, 2017.

Interventions to support system-level implementation of Health Promoting Schools: A Scoping Review. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Hernandez K, Curran J, Kirk SFL. 2016.

Validation of the “Quality of Life in School” instrument in Canadian elementary school students. Ghotra S, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kirk SFL, Kuhle S. 2016.

The association between health behaviors and academic performance in Canadian elementary school students: a cross-sectional study. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kirk SFL, Kuhle S. 2015.

Providing context to the implementation of Health Promoting Schools: A Case Study. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Mumtaz Z, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL. 2015.

Moving forward with school nutrition policies: A case study of policy adherence in Nova Scotia. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Shearer CL, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL. 2015.

The impact of school policies and practices on students’ diets, physical activity levels and body weights: A province-wide practice-based evaluation. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Chu YL, Blanchard B, Rossiter M, Williams P, Raine K, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ. 2015.

Breast, formula and combination feeding in relation to childhood obesity in Nova Scotia, Canada. Rossiter M, Colapinto C, Khan K, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Williams P, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ.

Food security status among grade 5 students in Nova Scotia, Canada and its association with health outcomes. Kirk SFL, Kuhle S, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Wiliams PL, Rossiter M, Ohimaa A, Veugelers PJ. 2015.

Applying theoretical components to the implementation of health promoting schools. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Storey K, Veugelers PJ, Kirk SFL. 2014.

Modifying the food environment for childhood obesity prevention: Challenges and opportunities. Penney TL, Almiron-Roig E, Shearer C, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kirk SFL. 2014.

Culture matters: A case of school health promotion in Canada. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Read K, Veugelers PV, Kirk SFL. 2013.

The impact of a population-level school food and nutrition policy on dietary intake and body weights of Canadian children. Fung C, Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Kuhle S, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ. 2013.

School health promotion policy in Nova Scotia: A case study. Jessie-Lee McIsaac, Sim SM, Penney TL, Kirk SFL, Veugelers PJ. 2012.

Costs of Implementing and Maintaining Comprehensive School Health: The Case of the Annapolis Valley Health Promoting Schools Program. Ohinmaa A, Jessie-Lee Langille (McIsaac), Whitby C, Jamieson S, Veugelers PJ. 2011.

Strength of messaging in changing attitudes in a workplace wellness program. Jessie-Lee Langille (McIsaac), Berry TR, Reade IL, Witcher C, Loitz CC, Rodgers WM. 2011.

Developing an educational tool to support planning and tracking of Health Promoting Schools. Jessie-Lee Langille (McIsaac), Raine K, Carmichael S, Whitby C, Veugelers PJ. 2010.

Exploring the influence of a social ecological model on school-based physical activity. Jessie-Lee Langille (McIsaac), Rodgers WM. 2010.