Dr. Jean-Philippe Chaput recently wrote a blog post titled, “Guest Post: My experience as a Junior Research Chair grantee,” that was featured on The Lawson Foundation’s blog. From the post: It’s hard to believe my 5 years with the Lawson Foundation as a Junior Research Chair grantee came to an end in August 2015! Time flies, but looking back at this unique and exciting journey reminds me how much I was able to accomplish in such a short period of time. When I decided to apply for this position in 2010, I was in the middle of my postdoctoral training at the...Read More
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Following the recent publication or their research on physical activity, screen time, and symptoms of depression and anxiety in Preventive Medicine, Drs. Gunnell, Buchholz, Goldfield and their colleagues contributed a guest blog for the Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children’s (Team ABC3) website. The title of the blog is “Screen time, Mental Health, & Activity in Youth” Click here to read the...Read More
Last week, Drs. Katie Gunnell, Veronica Poitras, and Mark Tremblay were invited to write a guest blog for the Canadian Education Association about the benefits of physical activity for brain development in adolescents. From the blog post: Decades of research have shown that children who are physically active have a lower risk of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease, depression, and obesity. Researchers have also recently uncovered the beneficial effects of physical activity for healthy brain development, which can lead to improved learning and academic outcomes. Children who are active (e.g., as little as a 20 minute walk) have...Read More
Several months ago, HALO alumnus Michael Borghese and several other HALOites wrote a paper, “Television viewing and food intake during television viewing in normal-weight, overweight and obese 9- to 11-year-old Canadian children: a cross-sectional analysis,” that was published in the Journal of Nutritional Science. The Nutrition Society selected the publication as paper of the month for October. Click here to read the Nutrition Society’s feature on the paper, which was written by lead author Michael...Read More
HALO Research Coordinator Stacey Alpous wrote a guest blog post, “Physical Literacy: A journey, not a destination,” that was published yesterday on ParticipACTION’s blog. In the post, Stacey explains that physical literacy provides children with the building blocks to be physically active. Click here to read the entire...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!