Dr. Casey Gray Delivers Invited Talk at the 2014 Recreation Summit
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[27 Nov 2014| No Comment] Dr. Casey Gray gave an invited presentation to the Rural Recreation Association titled, “Is Canada in the Running? Recommendations from the 2014 AHKC Report Card” at the 2014 Recreation Summit in Kemptville, Ontario last week. Details on the Rural Recreation Association and the Recreation Summit can be found here: www.healthyllg.org… [read more]
Change in Sleep Duration and Proposed Dietary Risk Factors for Obesity in Danish School Children
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[26 Nov 2014| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is an author on the paper, “Change in sleep duration and proposed dietary risk factors for obesity in Danish school children,” that was recently published in Pediatric Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Hjorth MF, Quist JS, Andersen R, Michaelsen KF, Tetens… [read more]
Dr. Kristi Adamo Gives Talk at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre
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[24 Nov 2014| No Comment] Last week, Dr. Kristi Adamo delivered Pediatric Grand Rounds at Sainte-Justine University Hospital Centre in Montreal. The title of Dr. Adamo’s talk was, “Lifestyle habits and cardiovascular health: from fetal life to childhood.”… [read more]
Mark Tremblay Gives Talk at CIHR Conference
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[21 Nov 2014| No Comment] Professor Mark Tremblay gave an invited presentation titled Prevention for better health: making movement a movement at the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health – Innovating Child and Family Health Conference in Ottawa this week. Details of the conference are available at www.cihr.gc.ca/e/48281.html. Several delegates from CHEO… [read more]
In the News: HALO Staff Assess Children’s Physical Literacy in Pembroke
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[19 Nov 2014| No Comment] Last week, HALO staff were in Pembroke to assess the physical literacy of students at Holy Name Catholic School by using the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy. The Pembroke Daily Observer was on hand and interviewed HALO Research Assistant Stacey Alpous about the testing. From the interview: Physical literacy moves… [read more]

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Canadian Kids Need to be Active Throughout the Day, in Every Way
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[20 May 2014| No Comment] French Release OTTAWA (ONTARIO) MAY 20, 2014 – The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) supports the 2014 Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth, released today by Active Healthy Kids Canada and its strategic partners, ParticipACTION and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research… [read more]

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Kenya Releases Their 2014 Report Card On The Physical Activity and Body Weight Of Children And Youth
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[7 Apr 2014| No Comment] Kenya’s 2014 Report Card on the Physical Activity and Body Weight of Children and Youth was released by Dr.Vincent Onywera (a former visiting scholar to HALO and member of the KIDS-CAN Research Alliance) on Friday 4th April 2014 at 10:00 a.m at Kenyatta University, Kenya. The colorful ceremony was graced… [read more]

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Children Four and Under Should Move More, Sit Less and Avoid Screens
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[27 Mar 2012| No Comment] Click here to read the French release. TORONTO (ONTARIO) March 27, 2012 – Children aged four and under should move more and sit less every day as recommended by the first-ever Canadian Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for the Early Years. All children aged one to four should accumulate… [read more]

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Cutting Down on Sitting Down: The World’s First Evidence-Based Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines Released
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[15 Feb 2011| One Comment] TORONTO (ONTARIO) FEBRUARY 15, 2011 – The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology’s (CSEP) Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth are the first, systematic evidence-based sedentary behaviour guidelines in the world. The Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines provide recommendations to Canadian children and youth on limiting sedentary behaviour during discretionary… [read more]

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Kristi Adamo and Jean-Philippe Chaput Recognized by University of Ottawa for Research Awards
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[20 Nov 2014| No Comment] Dr. Kristi Adamo (centre) and Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput (right) were recognized by the University of Ottawa, and it’s President Mr. Alan Rock (left) at a reception to recognize the recipients of research and teaching awards. Kristi was honored for: The W. Garfield Weston Foundation award in Obesity and Reproductive Health… [read more]

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Allana LeBlanc Awarded CSEP Certified Member Presentation Award
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[28 Oct 2014| No Comment] HALO PhD student Allana LeBlanc was recently awarded the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Member Presentation Award for 2014. She was presented the award at the CSEP Annual Scientific Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland. Congratulations, Allana, on receiving this great honour!… [read more]