Systematic Review of Active Transportation Research in Africa and the Psychometric Properties of Measurement Tools for Children and Youth
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[20 Oct 2014| No Comment] Dr. Richard Larouche, Dr. Vincent Onywera (former visiting scholar) and Dr. Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “A systematic review of active transportation research in Africa and the psychometric properties of measurement tools for children and youth,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and… [read more]
Michael Stashin Sets Out From CHEO on His 14 Marathons in 14 Days Challenge
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[16 Oct 2014| No Comment] At 10 a.m. this morning, Michael Stashin — accompanied by HALOites — set out on his first of 14 marathons that he will be running in as many days in support of HALO and the Fun2Run program. Please visit www.14marathons.ca to learn more about what Michael is doing and to… [read more]
Dr. Kristi Adamo Makes Two Presentations in Tennessee
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[2 Oct 2014| No Comment] In September, Research Scientist Dr. Kristi Adamo made 2 presentations at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. Citation details are below: The link between maternal health behaviours and downstream child health. Promoting Healthy Weight 2.0 colloquium. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee, Sept 19 2014. Physical Activity in the Early Years;… [read more]
Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Adults?
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[30 Sep 2014| No Comment] Dr. Mark Tremblay is co-author on a paper, “Do sugar-sweetened beverages cause adverse health outcomes in adults? A systematic review protocol,” that was recently published in Systematic Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Hamel C, Stevens A, Singh K, Ansari MT, Myers E, Ziegler P,… [read more]
Research Study Analyzes Best Types of Exercise for Obese Youth
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[22 Sep 2014| No Comment] OTTAWA, September 22, 2014 – What exercise program can best fight the “epidemic” of teen obesity? According to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics, it’s a combination of aerobic exercise and resistance training. The Healthy Eating Aerobic and Resistance Training in Youth (HEARTY)… [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

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

Dr. Cynthia Colapinto Wins 2014 Governor General’s Gold Medal in Medicine, Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies
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[17 Oct 2014| No Comment] Former HALOite Dr. Cynthia Colapinto, who was recently awarded the 2014 Joseph De Koninck Prize, has also won the 2014 Governor General’s Gold Medal in Medicine, Health Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies in recognition of the most outstanding doctoral performance in these areas. The title of Dr. Colapinto’s thesis is, “Examining… [read more]

// Awards

Dr. Cynthia Colapinto Awarded 2014 Joseph De Koninck Prize
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[14 Oct 2014| No Comment] Congratulations to former HALOite Dr. Cynthia Colapinto who has been awarded the 2014 Joseph De Koninck Prize for the best doctoral thesis in an interdisciplinary or collaborative program. Her thesis, titled “Examining the folate status of Canadians: An analysis of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) to assess and guide… [read more]