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Don’t Forget to Register: 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children Only a Week Away

Active Healthy Kids Canada proudly presents the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children May 19-22, 2014 in beautiful Toronto, Canada.This four day conference will bring together those who are working to resolve the growing childhood physical inactivity crisis. Anyone whose work touches physical activity for children should count this among the must-attend events for 2014. If you are looking to enhance the work that you do to get children more active, attending the Global Summit will give you the knowledge, tools and fresh insight that will help you maximize resources and build better policies, programs, campaigns to get kids moving. The Global Summit has been designed to provide you with the best available evidence to guide work by attending one of the four tracks: home, school, community and policy. Througout the Summit delegates will have the opportunity to meet and network with passionate physical activity experts and innovators and learn from both their successes and their missteps to engage ALL children and youth in physical activity. REGISTER NOW for the 2014 Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children to make sure that you are part of this game-changing...

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Energy Depletion by Diet or Aerobic Exercise Alone: Impact of Energy Deficit Modality on Appetite Parameters

Dr. Jameason Cameron and Dr. Gary Goldfield are authors on a paper, “Energy depletion by diet or aerobic exercise alone: impact of energy deficit modality on appetite parameters,” that was recently published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Cameron JD, Goldfield GS, Riou MÈ, Finlayson GS, Blundell JE, Doucet É. Energy depletion by diet or aerobic exercise alone: impact of energy deficit modality on appetite parameters. Am J Clin Nutr. 2016 Feb 17. pii: ajcn115584. Abstract Background. Millions of Americans attempt to lose weight each year, and it...

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Stacey Alpous Presents CAPL in Thunder Bay for OSHF Physical Literacy Day Event  

HALO Research Coordinator Stacey Alpous presented the Canadian Assessment of Physical Literacy (CAPL) in Thunder Bay on February 19th as part of Ontario Society for Health and Fitness Winter 2016 Physical Literacy Days Series. HALO has partnered with OSHF to offer “Physical Literacy Days” across Ontario this winter to introduce participants to CAPL. The next event is scheduled for this Friday, February 26th in Kingston. To register and for more details please refer to OSHF’s website:...

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Major Initiatives Related to Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canada: 2014 Year in Review

Download PDF Authors Mark S. Tremblay, Ph.D., Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute; Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario Stephanie A. Prince, Ph.D., Division of Prevention and Rehabilitation, University of Ottawa Heart Institute, Ottawa, Ontario Jennifer Ham, Faculty of Science, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario Joel Barnes, M.Sc., Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group , Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute, Ottawa, Ontario Abstract Childhood obesity and physical inactivity are important public health priorities across multiple jurisdictions in Canada. To catalogue and profile important work being done, this manuscript briefly reviews 15 significant initiatives from 2014. Initiatives were selected based on a survey of stakeholders (N=74), a comprehensive review of related websites, and authors’ awareness of sector activities. Highlighted initiatives include: the physical literacy movement; Mind, Exercise, Nutrition, Do it (MEND); ParticipACTION campaigns and events; Active At School; 60 Minute Kids’ Club; RBC Learn to Play; Healthy Canada By Design; development of the National Recreation Framework; Children’s Fitness Tax Credit; National Health and Fitness Day; the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children; The Play Exchange; the Active Healthy Kids Canada Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Youth; Canadian Physical Activity Levels Among Youth Survey; and the Canadian Health Measures Survey. Many initiatives are underway across Canada in an attempt to address the current childhood obesity and physical inactivity crisis. Continued, enhanced, sustainable and scalable...

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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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