Do you want to know how to assess the physical literacy of children 8 to 12 years of age in a valid and reliable way? Then this webinar is for you! Through funding from the Trillium Foundation, ParticipACTION and the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group will be offering a FREE webinar on physical literacy and the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Our free webinar is designed for recreation leaders, coaches, and parents to learn about physical literacy and the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL). Attendees will be provided with a brief history of how the CAPL...Read More
Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is senior author on a paper, “Are Canadian children and adolescents sleep deprived?,” that was recently published in Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Michauda I, Chaput JP. Are Canadian children and adolescents sleep deprived? Public Health. 2016;141:126-29. Highlights Twenty percent of children and 30% of adolescents sleep less than recommended for optimal health. Thirty-two percent of children and 42% of adolescents report trouble going to sleep or staying asleep. Eleven percent of children and 32% of adolescents report difficulty staying awake during waking hours. Differences between boys and girls are minimal....Read More
Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput is lead author on a paper, “Sleep duration estimates of Canadian children and adolescents,” that was recently published in the Journal of Sleep Research. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Chaput JP, Janssen I. Sleep duration estimates of Canadian children and adolescents. J Sleep Res. 2016 Oct;25(5):541-548. Abstract The objective of this study was to provide contemporary sleep duration estimates of Canadian school-aged children and adolescents and to determine the proportion adhering to the sleep duration recommendations. This study included 24 896 participants aged 10-17 years from the 2013/2014 Canadian Health Behaviour in School-aged Children study (HBSC),...Read More
Congratulations to Research Scientist Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput on receiving the 2016 Canadian Society for Exercise (CSEP) Physiology Young Investigator Award at the CSEP annual conference last week (October 12-15th) in Victoria, British Columbia! The CSEP Young Investigator Award (YIA) is presented annually to an outstanding CSEP member who received the PhD or MD degree within the past 10 years. Any parental leave(s) taken since receiving their degree will not count towards the time limit. The individual must be acknowledged to have an excellent reputation throughout Canada and to have achieved notable international recognition. Candidates shall have demonstrated evidence of a sustainable program...Read More
Congratulations to HALO Director Dr. Mark Tremblay on receiving the 2016 Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Honour Award at the CSEP annual conference last week (October 12-15th) in Victoria, British Columbia! The purpose of the CSEP Honour Award is to annually honour an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to exercise physiology (encompassing physical activity, fitness, health and human performance) in Canada. While such a contribution could have been made through either traditional scientific endeavours (research and scholarship) or through exceptional service to CSEP or similar association or agency, the award will normally be granted for a contribution to...Read More
The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) was established in 2007 in response to the escalating obesity crisis and the increasing complexity of related co-morbidities. Today the HALO team consists of 17 staff (including 6 researchers), a childhood obesity clinical team (Centre for Healthy Active Living), 17 graduate students, and many community volunteers. Since its inception in 2007, HALO has received over $12 million in research funding; produced more than 520 peer-reviewed publications; has given more than 980 scholarly presentations locally, nationally and internationally; and secured more than 1.3 billion media impressions!