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HALOs Attend 1st Annual North Grenville Health, Wellness and Recreation Night
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Posted in Events on 15 April 2014
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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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Posted in Publications on 14 April 2014
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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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Posted in Presentations on 11 April 2014
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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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Posted in Awards on 10 April 2014
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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]

Safe Cycling in Canadian Cities: Facts and Fibs
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Posted in Events, Featured Posts on 9 April 2014
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The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group will host a discussion panel on strategies to make cycling safer in Canadian cities. The event will take place on Tuesday April 29th between 5:30 and 7:30 PM at the War Museum in downtown Ottawa. The objectives of this panel are: 1)… [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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Posted in Publications on 9 April 2014
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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]

Metabolically Healthy Overweight and Obesity
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Posted in Publications on 8 April 2014
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Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput co-wrote a letter to the editor that was recently published in the Annals of Internal Medicine, which is in response to a study by Kramer et al. where it is concluded that “there is no healthy pattern of increased weight.”
From the letter to the editor:
Mislabeling… [read more]

Kenya Releases Their 2014 Report Card On The Physical Activity and Body Weight Of Children And Youth
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Posted in Featured Posts, Report Cards on 7 April 2014
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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]

Three HALO Researchers Present Papers at the International Congress on Obesity in Malaysia
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Posted in Presentations on 2 April 2014
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HALO was well represented at the International Congress on Obesity, March 17-20 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Michael Borghese, Jean-Philippe Chaput and Mark Tremblay each gave presentations and were involved in others. The presentation details are provided below.

Borghese MM, Tremblay MS, Leduc G, Boyer C, Bélanger P, LeBlanc AG, Francis… [read more]

HALO 2013 Annual Report Released
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Posted in Announcements, Featured Posts on 1 April 2014
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The HALO 2013 Annual Report  was released today and can be downloaded here. The Annual Report details HALO’s activities during 2013 and includes researcher profiles, publications, grants and other highlights.… [read more]