The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Paediatrics: A Proposed Clinical Staging System for Paediatric Obesity
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[11 Feb 2016| No Comment] Dr. Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Dr. Annick Buchholz are authors on a paper, “The Edmonton Obesity Staging System for Paediatrics: A proposed clinical staging system for paediatric obesity,” that was recently published in Paediatrics & Child Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. S Hadjiyannakis, A Buchholz,… [read more]
Current Status and Needed Research on Video Games for Health
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[8 Feb 2016| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and HALO alumnus Dr. Allana LeBlanc are authors on a paper, “More on Current Status and Needed Research in G4H for Children-The Challenge,” that was recently published in the Games for Health Journal. Citation details are below. Chaput JP, LeBlanc AG. More on Current Status and Needed… [read more]
Drs. Larouche and Tremblay Present at Active Living Research Conference
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[3 Feb 2016| No Comment] HALO Researchers Dr. Richard Larouche and Dr. Mark Tremblay made presentations at the Active Living Research Conference in Clearwater Beach, Florida on February 1st. The presentations included: Larouche R, for the ISCOLE Research Group. “Are the correlates of active school transport context-specific?: the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and… [read more]
Dr. Katie Gunnell Publishes Book Chapter
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[2 Feb 2016| No Comment] Dr. Katie Gunnell contributed a chapter, “Introduction to factor analysis and structural equation modelling,” to a recently published book titled, An Introduction to Intermediate and Advanced Statistical Analyses for Sport and Exercise Scientists. Citation details and a brief description of the book are below. Gunnell, K. E., Gareau, A., &… [read more]
Stacey Alpous Presents CAPL at the Canadian Sport for Life Summit
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[29 Jan 2016| No Comment] At the Canadian Sport for Life Summit held in Gatineau from January 26-28, Stacey Alpous presented the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) as part of panel session on physical literacy assessments in Canada.  If you would like to learn more about the CAPL, you can sign-up for our webinar… [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]

// 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

Salomé Aubert Receives Sholarship
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[23 Nov 2015| No Comment] Congratulations to Salomé Aubert, one of HALO’s newest PhD students, who recently received a $500 University of Ottawa Financial Aid Bursary for international students.… [read more]

// Awards

Dr. Kristi Adamo Receives Young Investigator Award at 2015 CSEP Annual Meeting
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[21 Oct 2015| No Comment] Dr. Kristi Adamo was awarded the 2015 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Young Investigator Award at the annual meeting  in Hamilton last week.  This award is presented annually to an outstanding CSEP member acknowledged to have an excellent reputation throughout Canada and to have achieved notable international recognition within 10… [read more]