Amar Laila, MSc, is a PhD candidate in Applied Human Nutrition in the Department of Family Relations and Applied Nutrition at the University of Guelph. Amar holds an MSc in Human Health and Nutritional Sciences. He explored barriers and facilitators to dairy and plant-based dairy alternative provision in families. Using quantitative and qualitative methods, Amar is conducting research on food literacy in families with young children. His research focuses on the challenges and the strategies families use to promote food literacy in their homes and interventions to improve food literacy and reduce food waste in families.