Dr. Zach Ferraro Makes Presentation at 22nd European Congress on Obesity in Prague
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[28 May 2015| No Comment] Dr. Zach Ferraro was in Prague for the 22nd European Congress on Obesity from May 6-9, 2015. He presented a short oral (poster pitch) of the following: Ferraro ZM, Page R, Zhang T, Al-Mugbel M, Fung-Kee-Fung K. Maternal overweight and obesity are not associated with birth weight discordance in twin… [read more]
Kendra Brett Successfully Defends Her PhD Dissertation
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[26 May 2015| No Comment] Kendra Brett, a PhD student with HALO, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation yesterday. Kendra’s dissertation looked at the impact of maternal obesity and physical activity on the expression of placental fatty acid transporters. Kendra performed some incredibly novel placenta biology studies and did an excellent job in presenting her work… [read more]
HALO Director Mark Tremblay Makes Presentations at University of Alberta
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[22 May 2015| No Comment] Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the keynote address at the University of Alberta, Department of Pediatrics Annual Research Day on May 20th in Edmonton. His presentation was titled “Playing Outside the Hospital: An iconoclastic perspective on research priorities in children’s health”. While in Edmonton Dr. Tremblay also delivered Pediatric Grand Rounds… [read more]
TV Viewing is a Mediating Lifestyle Behaviour in the Association Between TV in the Bedroom and Adiposity in Canadian Girls
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[20 May 2015| No Comment] HALO alumnus Michael Borghese is lead author on a paper, “Mediating role of television time, diet patterns, physical activity and sleep duration in the association between television in the bedroom and adiposity in 10 year-old children,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.… [read more]
In the News: Dr. Kristi Adamo’s Research Study Shows Daycare Providers How to be Creative with Small Spaces to Promote Physical Activity
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[19 May 2015| No Comment] CBC News ran a story yesterday, “Preschoolers’ playtime needs to be more active,” that profiles Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research, which aims to get preschoolers at daycare more physically active. From the story: Scientist Kristi Adamo at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario has been providing daycares with a physical activity curriculum… [read more]

// Report Cards

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]

// Report Cards

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]

// Guidelines

The Development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth
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[12 Dec 2014| No Comment] The Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP), in partnership with HALO, the Public Health Agency of Canada and the Conference Board of Canada are leading the development of the Canadian 24 Hour Movement Behaviour Guidelines for Children and Youth. Twenty-nine researchers and knowledge users came from all corners of the… [read more]

// Guidelines

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]

// Awards

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput to Receive Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award in Toronto
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[25 May 2015| No Comment] On September 26th, 2015, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput will receive the Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award during the opening ceremony of the Canadian Sleep Society Conference in Toronto. This award is in recognition for outstanding early career contributions to the field of sleep research in Canada. This is quite impressive for… [read more]

// Awards

HALO Researchers Take Home Awards at Canadian Obesity Summit
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[8 May 2015| No Comment] As noted earlier this week, HALO researchers made 10 presentations at the Canadian Obesity Summit that was held in Toronto last week. Several HALO presenters — including Dr. Kristi Adamo, Dr. Zach Ferraro and Stacey Alpous — as well as HALO Alumnus Dr. Travis Saunders received awards. Details are below:… [read more]