Mark Tremblay Gives Talk at CIHR Conference
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[21 Nov 2014| No Comment] Professor Mark Tremblay gave an invited presentation titled Prevention for better health: making movement a movement at the CIHR Institute for Human Development, Child and Youth Health – Innovating Child and Family Health Conference in Ottawa this week. Details of the conference are available at www.cihr.gc.ca/e/48281.html. Several delegates from CHEO… [read more]
In the News: HALO Staff Assess Children’s Physical Literacy in Pembroke
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[19 Nov 2014| No Comment] Last week, HALO staff were in Pembroke to assess the physical literacy of students at Holy Name Catholic School by using the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy. The Pembroke Daily Observer was on hand and interviewed HALO Research Assistant Stacey Alpous about the testing. From the interview: Physical literacy moves… [read more]
Dr. Patricia Longmuir Delivers Invited Talks in Chicago at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014
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[18 Nov 2014| No Comment] Dr. Patricia Longmuir was in Chicago from November 15-19, 2014 to deliver two invited talks at the American Heart Association’s conference, “Scientific Sessions 2014“. Citation details are below. Longmuir, P. Reducing the Risk of Sedentary Lifestyles Among Children with Heart Problems. Scientific Sessions 2014, American Heart Association, Chicago, Illinois, Nov… [read more]
HALO Researchers Make 5 Presentations in Boston at the Obesity Society’s Annual Meeting
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[17 Nov 2014| No Comment] HALO researchers traveled to Boston in November to attend and present at the Obesity Society’s Annual Meeting, which is one of the world’s largest gatherings of obesity professionals. Citation details are below: Adamo KB, Wilson S, Brett KE, Ferraro ZM, Nerenberg K, Goldfield G, Keely E, Hadjiyannakis S, Walker M.… [read more]
Widespread Misconceptions About Obesity
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[13 Nov 2014| No Comment] HALO researchers Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput and Dr. Zach Ferraro are authors of a commentary, “Widespread misconceptions about obesity,” that was recently published in Canadian Family Physician. Citations details and a link to the commentary are below. Jean-Philippe Chaput, Zachary M. Ferraro, Denis Prud’homme, Arya M. Sharma. Widespread misconceptions about obesity. … [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]

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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

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]

// Awards

Allana LeBlanc Awarded CSEP Certified Member Presentation Award
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[28 Oct 2014| No Comment] HALO PhD student Allana LeBlanc was recently awarded the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Certified Member Presentation Award for 2014. She was presented the award at the CSEP Annual Scientific Conference in St. John’s Newfoundland. Congratulations, Allana, on receiving this great honour!… [read more]