Dr. Kristi Adamo’s Research Featured in Today’s Parent
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[22 Aug 2014| No Comment] Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research on gestational weight gain was featured in a story, “Pregnancy weight gain: How much is normal?,” that was recently published in Today’s Parent. From the story: Kristi Adamo, the paper’s lead author, a professor of paediatrics and a research scientist with the Healthy Active Living and… [read more]
Dr. Cynthia Colapinto Accepts Position at Health Canada
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[18 Aug 2014| No Comment] Congratulations to former HALOite Dr. Cynthia Colapinto who has accepted a position as a Nutrition Advisor in the Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion at Health Canada. The position begins August 19th, 2014.… [read more]
The CANadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR)
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[15 Aug 2014| No Comment] HALO researchers Dr. Annick Buchholz and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “The CANadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR): Study protocol,” that was recently published in BMC Pediatrics. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Katherine M Morrison, Samah Damanhoury, Annick Buchholz, Jean-Pierre Chanoine, Marie… [read more]
Low Physical Activity Level and Short Sleep Duration Are Associated with an Increased Cardio-Metabolic Risk Profile in 8-11 Year Old Danish Children
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[14 Aug 2014| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is a co-author on a paper, “Low Physical Activity Level and Short Sleep Duration Are Associated with an Increased Cardio-Metabolic Risk Profile: A Longitudinal Study in 8-11 Year Old Danish Children,” that was recently published in PLoS One. Citation details and a summary of the paper are… [read more]
Sleep Patterns, Diet Quality and Energy Balance
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[13 Aug 2014| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput authored a review paper, “Sleep patterns, diet quality and energy balance,” that was recently published in Physiology & Behavior. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Chaput JP. Sleep patterns, diet quality and energy balance. Physiol Behav. 2014 Jul;134C:86-91. ABSTRACT: There is increasing evidence… [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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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

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]

// Awards

HALO Researchers Receive CHEO Research Institute Growth Award
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[28 Jul 2014| No Comment] Congratulations to HALO researchers Dr. Kristi Adamo, PhD student Kendra Brett and Dr. Zach Ferraro as well as CHEO Research Institute Scientist Dr. Martin holcik on being recently awarded a CHEO Research Institute Growth Award for their project, “Does regular physical activity during pregnancy effect placental gene expression?” A summary… [read more]

// Awards

Dr. Kristi Adamo Awarded 1 of 2 W. Garfield Weston Foundation Awards
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[25 Jul 2014| No Comment] Congratulations to Dr. Kristi Adamo who, along with CHEO Research Institute Scientist Dr. Martin Holcik, were recently awarded one of two 2014 W. Garfield Weston Foundation Awards in Obesity and Reproductive Health. The project title is, “The effects of obesity on placental gene expression and fetal growth” and the objective… [read more]