Objectively-Measured Sleep and Its Association with Adiposity and Physical Activity in a Sample of Canadian Children
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[6 Mar 2015| No Comment] HALO PhD student Jessica McNeil is first author on a paper, “Objectively-measured sleep and its association with adiposity and physical activity in a sample of Canadian children,” that was recently published in the Journal of Sleep Research. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Jessica Mcneil, Mark… [read more]
Dr. Richard Larouche Presents on Active Transportation in San Diego
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[5 Mar 2015| No Comment] HALO Postdoctroal Fellow Dr. Richard Larouche gave a presentation titled, “Measuring active transportation in children and youth: a systematic review,” at the Active Living Research conference in San Diego last week. Citation details are below. Larouche R, Oyeyemi AL, Prista A, Onywera VO Akinroye KK, Tremblay MS. (2015). Measuring active… [read more]
Television Viewing and Food Intake During Television Viewing in Normal-Weight, Overweight and Obese 9- to 11-Year-Old Canadian Children
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[4 Mar 2015| No Comment] Former HALO MSc student Michael Borghese is lead author on a paper, “Television viewing and food intake during television viewing in normal-weight, overweight and obese 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis,” that was recently published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. A number of HALO researchers — current… [read more]
Alcohol Consumption and Obesity
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[3 Mar 2015| No Comment] HALO MSc student Greg Traversy and his supervisor Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput are authors on a paper, “Alcohol Consumption and Obesity: An Update“, that was recently published in Current Obesity Reports. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Gregory Traversy, Jean-Philippe Chaput. Alcohol Consumption and Obesity: An Update. … [read more]
Schools from Renfrew County Catholic District School Board Assist HALO with Two Physical Literacy Projects
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[2 Mar 2015| No Comment] Beginning in the fall of 2014 and continuing into the winter of 2015, the Renfrew County Catholic District School Board (RCCDSB) has provided HALO with over 100 participants for two important physical literacy projects. Five schools from RCCDSB: Holy Name and Cathedral in Pembroke, St. John 23 in Arnprior, St.… [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

Jennifer Ham Gets UROP Award to Work at HALO
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[16 Dec 2014| No Comment] University of Ottawa student Jennifer Ham was just awarded an Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program grant to work with Drs. Pat Longmuir and Mark Tremblay in the HALO group at the CHEO Research Institute. Jennifer’s research experience will involve assisting with a systematic review of the type and prevalence of mental… [read more]

// Awards

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]