Mark Tremblay Gives Talks in Africa
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[19 Sep 2014| No Comment] Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the following invited presentations in Africa the week of September 15-19th: A comparison of childhood physical activity across 15 countries. Invited presentation at the JOINDAF Conference (Maputo, Mozambique), September, 2014. Active Healthy Kids Kenya and the KIDS-CAN Alliance: What Africa can teach the world. Invited presentation… [read more]
Maternal–Fetal Nutrient Transport in Pregnancy Pathologies: The Role of the Placenta
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[17 Sep 2014| No Comment] HALO researchers Kendra Brett, Dr. Zach Ferraro and Dr. Kristi Adamo are co-authors on a paper, “Maternal–Fetal Nutrient Transport in Pregnancy Pathologies: The Role of the Placenta,” that was recently published in the International Journal of Molecular Sciences. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Kendra Elizabeth… [read more]
Professor Tremblay Gives Opening Keynote at ASBP Conference
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[16 Sep 2014| No Comment] HALO Director, Professor Mark Tremblay delivered the opening keynote address at the 64th Annual American Society of Bariatric Physicians Obesity & Associated Conditions Symposium in Austin Texas on September 12th. His talk “Is sitting around killing us?” was well received by the nearly 1000 delegates. More details on the conference… [read more]
Do Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Cause Adverse Health Outcomes in Children? A Systematic Review Protocol
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[15 Sep 2014| No Comment] HALO researchers Drs. Stasia Hadjiyannakis and Mark Tremblay are co-authors on a paper, “Do sugar-sweetened beverages cause adverse health outcomes in children? A systematic review protocol,” that was recently published in Systematic Reviews. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Stevens A, Hamel C, Singh K, Ansari… [read more]
HALO Looking for Community Partners to Assist with “Putting Physical Literacy within Reach” Project
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[10 Sep 2014| No Comment] Starting in September, the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research group (HALO) is looking for community partners to assist with an ongoing project entitled “Putting Physical Literacy within REACH (Recreation, Education, Allied-Health, Coaching, Healthcare).” The goal of the project is to develop accurate and easy-to-use physical literacy screening tasks that… [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]

// Guidelines

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]