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HALO Researchers Make 17 Presentations at the National Obesity Summit in Montreal

K.B. Adamo. Maternal lifestyle variables, gestational weight gain and obesity risk in the offspring. Invited workshop presentation. M.A. Carter, L. Dubois, M.S. Tremblay, M. Taljaard. The influence of place on the development of excess weight during childhood: a longitudinal study of young children living in Quebec, Canada. Oral presentation. J.P. Chaput. Beyond inactivity and unhealthy diets: unusual determinants of obesity. Invited workshop presentation. J.P. Chaput. Do all sedentary activities lead to weight gain: sleep does not. Poster presentation. J.P. Chaput. Overview of my contribution to obesity researchand challenges of early career development. New Investigator Award Lecture. J.P. Chaput, M. Lambert, K. Gray-Donald, J.J. McGrath, M.S. Tremblay, J. O’Loughlin, A. Tremblay. Short sleep duration is independently associated with overweight and obesity in Canadian children. Oral presentation. R.C. Colley. The Physical Activity of Canadian Children and Adults. Invited workshop presentation. Z. Ferraro, N. Barrowman, D. Prud’homme, M. Walker, K.B. Adamo. The independent effects of gestational weight gain and maternal BMI on neonatal birth weight: Is it time for obstetrical weight management? Oral presentation. Z. Ferraro. The past, present and future of trainee and young professional involvement within the Canadian Obesity Network. Invited oral address to CON-SNP delegates. K.L. Fisher, B. Von Tigerstrom, C. Cameron, K.E. Chad, T. Larre, A. Mawani, J. Sauder,M.S. Tremblay. The Children’s Fitness Tax Credit: Does it influence parents’ decisions regarding physical activity? Poster presentation. S. Prince Ware, E. Kristjansson, K....

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HALO Student Brings Research Knowledge to South America

Previous image Enlarge Close Next image / Under the supervision of Dr. Kristi Adamo, Zach Ferraro traveled to Brazil to help improve the quality of knowledge transfer in obesity research. With the increased prevalence of obesity and type 2 diabetes in Canadian children and adolescents, it becomes crucial to build the gap between research and practice to improve the quality of life of children and teenagers with weight problems. Zach was invited as a keynote speaker to the Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Paraná, Brazil. For more on the story, please visit: and

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HALO Researchers Had Several Presentations at the Recent CSEP Annual Conference

HALO researchers had several presentations at the recent Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP) Annual Scientific Conference (see for details). The abstracts from these presentations were also published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism: K.B. Adamo, Z. Ferraro, J. Rutherford, E. Keely, M. Walker, G. Goldfield, S. Hadjiyannakis, N. Barrowman. The maternal obesity management (MOM) trial: a lifestyle intervention during pregnancy to minimize downstream obesity. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 35(Suppl.1):S2, 2010. P. Breithaupt, R.C. Colley, J. Rutherford, K.B. Adamo. Body composition measured by dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry half-body scans in obese children and youth. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism35(Suppl.1):S11, 2010. A.G. LeBlanc, C.L. Craig, M.S. Tremblay. Predicting maximal oxygen uptake in children and youth. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 35(Suppl.1):S53-54, 2010. G. Murray, R. Larouche, L. Laurencelle, R.J. Shephard, F. Trudeau. Tracking of lung function from childhood to adulthood. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 35(Suppl.1):S75, 2010. M.S. Tremblay, A.G. LeBlanc, R. Colley, G. Goldfield, T. Saunders, R. Larouche. Systematic review of the relationship between sedentary behaviour and health indicators in school-aged children and youth. Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism 35(Suppl.1):S103, 2010. Dr. Mark Tremblay also made two symposium presentations at the CSEP conference: M.S. Tremblay. Findings from Cycle 1 of the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Symposium presentation at the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Annual Scientific Conference (Toronto), 2010. M.S. Tremblay. Canadian Sedentary Behaviour Guidelines: Process and Consensus Meeting Outcomes. Symposium presentation at the Canadian Society for...

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HALO Participation in CHEO Research Day

HALO team members participated in the CHEO Research Day with a presentation by Zach Ferraro, Ph.D. Student, titled “The Effect of Maternal Body Mass Index and Gestational Weight Gain on Neonatal Birth Weight: Support for Obstetrical Weight Management?” as well as poster presentations by: Dr. Gary Goldfield, Clinical Scientist – “Physical Activity and Psychological Adjustment in Adolescents“; Emily Knight, M.Sc. Student – “Adverse Events Occurring During Field Tests of Physical Fitness: Experiences During Pilot Testing of the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL)“; and Richard Larouche, Ph.D. Student – “Differences in BMI Between Children in Grades 4 to 6 who use Active vs. Passive Modes of Transportation to and from School: Results from the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy Study.” (Photo from left: Richard Larouche, Emily Knight and Zach...

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Canadian Obesity Student Meeting 2010 Conference

On June 9-12, the University of Ottawa, in association with the Canadian Obesity Network (CON-RCO), the Merck Frosst/CIHR Research Chair in Obesity, Université Laval, and the University of Alberta hosted the 2nd Canadian Obesity Student Meeting. This conference was admirably championed and co-chaired by Angela Alberga and HALO Ph.D. candidate, Zach Ferraro. The purpose of this student-run initiative was to bring together 200 of Canada’s top young researchers (Post doctoral, Ph.D. and Masters candidates) to learn about the latest findings from cutting-edge research on the causes, complications, treatment and prevention of obesity. For more information on this conference and to view additional photos, please click here....

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About HALO

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!

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