HALOites Attend 10th Annual Obesity Summer Boot Camp
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[30 Jul 2015| No Comment] PhD students Taru Manyanga and Jessica McNeil — along with HALO alumni Mike Borghese — were recently in Kananaskis to attend the 10th Annual Obesity Summer Boot Camp. The boot camp is a course where attendees learn about interdisciplinary obesity research and practice from leading experts.… [read more]
Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput Receives CIHR Grant to Launch the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network
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[29 Jul 2015| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput (co-chair of the Pediatric Committee) and his colleagues across Canada recently received a grant from CIHR to launch the Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network ($4,000,000 over 5 years). The Canadian Sleep and Circadian Network (CSCN) will bring together the research community with partner organizations in order to… [read more]
Direct and Self-Reported Measures of Physical Activity and Sedentary Behaviours by Weight Status in School-Aged Children
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[28 Jul 2015| No Comment] HALO Alumnus Dr. Stella Muthuri is lead author on a paper, “Direct and self-reported measures of physical activity and sedentary behaviours by weight status in school-aged children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya,” that was recently published in the Annals of Human Biology. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.… [read more]
Dr. Richard Larouche Makes Presentation in London, England
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[27 Jul 2015| No Comment] Earlier in the month, Dr. Richard Larouche presented at the International Conference on Transport and Health in London (UK). The presentation was about the ParticipACTION Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth as a knowledge translation strategy and focused more specifically on the active transportation grades over the… [read more]
Relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in children ages 9-11: Results from a 12-country study
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[24 Jul 2015| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Dr. Vincent Onywera and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Relationship between lifestyle behaviors and obesity in children ages 9-11: Results from a 12-country study,” that was recently published in Obesity. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katzmarzyk PT, Barreira TV,… [read more]

// Report Cards

Is Excessive Supervision Harming Children’s Health?
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[9 Jun 2015| No Comment] English | French TORONTO (ONTARIO) June 9, 2015 – In an era of schoolyard ball bans, bylaws that restrict tobogganing and parents’ frequent calls of “Be careful” or “Wait for me,” are we limiting our children’s ability to engage freely in active play outdoors?  Over-supervising kids or keeping them indoors… [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]

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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]

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Government of Canada Partners with the CHEO Research Institute to Improve Maternal Health
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[31 Jul 2015| No Comment] Today, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced funding for the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute for a project that will help improve the health of expectant mothers and their unborn children. Through the Multi-sectoral Partnerships Approach to Promote Healthy Living and Prevent Chronic Disease initiative,… [read more]

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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]