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Mark Tremblay Gives Talks in Africa
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Posted in Presentations on 19 September 2014
Stats: 41 views and No Comments 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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Posted in Publications on 17 September 2014
Stats: 123 views and No Comments 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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Posted in Presentations on 16 September 2014
Stats: 71 views and No Comments 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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Posted in Publications on 15 September 2014
Stats: 86 views and No Comments 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 Student Holly Ockenden Travelled to South Africa This Summer to Volunteer for Izulu Orphan Projects
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Posted in Featured Posts on 15 September 2014
Stats: 87 views and No Comments HALO Msc student Holly Ockenden travelled to Empangeni, South Africa in August to volunteer for Izulu Orphan Projects, a non-profit organization that educates, feeds and supports over 1,700 rural South African orphans, as well as the children of HIV positive widows. Holly explains more about her volunteer work and experience… [read more]
HALO Looking for Community Partners to Assist with “Putting Physical Literacy within Reach” Project
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Posted in Opportunities on 10 September 2014
Stats: 312 views and No Comments 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]
Electronic Screens in Children’s Bedrooms: Do the Number and Type of Electronic Devices Matter?
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Posted in Publications on 2 September 2014
Stats: 234 views and No Comments Led by Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput, a group of HALO researchers authored a paper, “Electronic screens in children’s bedrooms and adiposity, physical activity and sleep: Do the number and type of electronic devices matter?,” that was recently published in the Canadian Journal of Public Health. Citation details and a summary of… [read more]
Dr. Katie Gunnell to Join HALO in September as a HALO New Investigator
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Posted in Announcements, Appointments, Featured Posts on 25 August 2014
Stats: 582 views and No Comments Dr. Katie Gunnell will be joining HALO on September 22 as a New Investigator with 3 years of funding provided by The Lawson Foundation and the CHEO Foundation. Dr. Gunnell completed her undergraduate and graduate degrees in Kinesiology at Brock University. She received her Doctor of Philosophy in Sport and… [read more]
Dr. Kristi Adamo’s Research Featured in Today’s Parent
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Posted in Media Coverage on 22 August 2014
Stats: 266 views and No Comments Dr. Kristi Adamo’s research on gestational weight gain was featured in a story, “Pregnancy weight gain: How much is normal?,” that was recently published in Today’s Parent. From the story: Kristi Adamo, the paper’s lead author, a professor of paediatrics and a research scientist with the Healthy Active Living and… [read more]
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Position Stand: Benefit and Risk for Promoting Childhood Physical Activity
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Posted in Featured Posts, Publications on 21 August 2014
Stats: 352 views and No Comments HALO researchers Dr. Patricia Longmuir and Dr. Mark Tremblay along with other researchers including former HALOite Dr. Rachel Colley authored a paper, “Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology position stand: Benefit and risk for promoting childhood physical activity,” that was recently published in Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism. Citation details and… [read more]