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Eligibility Criteria

  • My child is between the ages of 6 and 17

  • My child is not allergic to dairy or soy

  • I live within driving distance to Wolfville or Halifax.

  • My child is not currently taking any antibiotics

  • My child does not have HIV/AIDS

  • My child has not been diagnosed with any of the following: Cancer, Crohn’s disease, and/or Ulcerative colitis or any other serious illness.

  • My child is not currently undergoing chemotherapy

  • I have daily access to the internet and a valid email address that I check regularly

  • Probiotic yogurt (or foods containing it, such as frozen yogurt or yogurt drinks/smoothies) - you will be given a list of yogurt brands that are okay to eat

  • Kefir

  • Kimchi (Kim chee)

  • Unpasteurized/uncooked tempeh

  • Unpasteurized/uncooked miso

  • Naturally Fermented Sauerkraut

  • Sour cream

  • Cottage cheese

  • The more expensive brands of uncooked cheese (cheddar, feta, gouda, etc.), including cheese made by Cow’s Dairy in PEI

  • Cheese products by Aria and Saputo may be eaten during the study, processed cheese slices are also okay to eat

  • Naturally fermented, unpasteurized tamari and soy sauce

  • Any other foods that contain probiotics

It is important that your child avoids foods containing probiotics throughout the thirteen-week study period. Foods to avoid for the duration of the study include:

Please read all of the following statements carefully.  If your child meets ALL of the following requirements and you wish for them to participate in the study, please click "Participate in Research", above, to continue.  If your child does not meet one or more of the following criteria, we are sorry, but your child is not eligible to participate in this study. Thank you for your time.

Probiotics and the Anxious/Worried Child

Primary Researchers

Dr. Susan Potter

Dr. Mark Johnston

Patrick Bazinet

Amanada Williams


Research Assistant

Dawn Armstrong


Links For This Study

Information Sheet

Eligibility Criteria