The Power to Move Kids
HALOs Attend 1st Annual North Grenville Health, Wellness and Recreation Night
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[15 Apr 2014| No Comment]

Several HALOs (Mike Borghese, Holly Ockenden, Christian Lizotte and Justin Lang) were a part of the 1st Annual North Grenville Health, Wellness and Recreation Night last Thursday, April 10th, where they set up a booth and represented HALO and the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute to members of… [read more]

Lack of Sufficient Sleep is Associated With Weight Gain and Obesity
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[14 Apr 2014| No Comment]

Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is the author of a paper, “Le manque de sommeil fait-il engraisser?,” that was recently published in Revue de l’Université de Moncton. Citations details and a summary of the paper are below.
Chaput JP. Le manque de sommeil fait-il engraisser? Revue de l’Université de Moncton, vol. 43,… [read more]

Professor Mark Tremblay Delivers Keynote Address in Mexico
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[11 Apr 2014| No Comment]

HALO Director Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the opening keynote address titled “Childhood Obesity Prevention and Management: Insights from Canada” at the 1st Jalisco International Childhood Obesity Forum in Guadalajara, Mexico on April 8, 2014. The Forum had over 450 delegates including the Minister of Health. The Jalisco Ministry of Health… [read more]

Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health
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[10 Apr 2014| No Comment]

Dr. Richard Larouche and Dr. Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health: The Canadian Health Measures Survey,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Larouche R, Faulkner GEJ, Fortier M, Tremblay… [read more]

Obesity Prevention from Conception: A Workshop to Guide the Development of a Pan-Canadian Trial Targeting the Gestational Period
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[9 Apr 2014| No Comment]

Several HALO researchers including Dr. Kristi Adamo, Sonia Jean-Philippe, Dr. Zach Ferraro and Dr. Gary Goldfield are co-authors on a paper, “Obesity Prevention from Conception: A Workshop to Guide the Development of a Pan-Canadian Trial Targeting the Gestational Period,” that was recently published in Nutrition and Metabolic Insights. Citation details… [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]

// Report Cards

Are We Driving Our Kids to Unhealthy Habits?
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[21 May 2013| No Comment]

» French Release
TORONTO (ONTARIO) MAY 21, 2013 – With a steady rise in the use of the car, and a strong decline in kids getting to and from school and after school activities on their own steam, we have to ask ourselves: are we driving our kids to unhealthy… [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

Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health
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[10 Apr 2014| No Comment]

Dr. Richard Larouche and Dr. Mark Tremblay are authors on a paper, “Active Transportation and Adolescents’ Health: The Canadian Health Measures Survey,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below.
Larouche R, Faulkner GEJ, Fortier M, Tremblay… [read more]

// Awards

Ottawa Researcher Receives International Award for Obesity Research
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[25 Mar 2014| No Comment]

OTTAWA, Canada – March 25, 2014 – At the International Congress on Obesity held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week, Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput from the Healthy Active Living and Obesity (HALO) research group at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) Research Institute was awarded the International Journal of Obesity… [read more]