Prenatal Physical Activity and Diet Composition Affect the Expression of Nutrient Transporters and mTOR Signaling Molecules in the Human Placenta
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[18 Dec 2014| No Comment] PhD student Kendra Brett is lead author on a paper, “Prenatal physical activity and diet composition affect the expression of nutrient transporters and mTOR signaling molecules in the human placenta,” that was recently published in Placenta. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. K.E. Brett, Z.M. Ferraro,… [read more]
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]
HALO Researchers Part of New Bariatric Team Grant
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[15 Dec 2014| No Comment] The Canadian Institutes of Health Research just announced the results of the Team Grant in Bariatric Care competition, and with leadership from Dr. Geoff Ball at the University of Alberta the application titled “Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children (Team ABC3)” was ranked #1 in the competition and… [read more]
Diabetes Risk Increased Between Spouses
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[11 Dec 2014| No Comment] Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput authored a commentary, “Diabetes risk increased between spouses,” that was recently published in Evidence-Based Nursing. Citation details are below along with a link to the full commentary. Chaput JP. Diabetes risk increased between spouses. Evid Based Nurs doi:10.1136/eb-2014-101784 Click here to read the commentary in full for… [read more]
Importance of All Movement Behaviors in a 24 Hour Period for Overall Health
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[8 Dec 2014| No Comment] Drs. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Val Carson, Casey Gray and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Importance of All Movement Behaviors in a 24 Hour Period for Overall Health,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper… [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]