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Comparative Study of Physical Activity Patterns Among School Children in Kenya and Canada: Results from the ISCOLE Project
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Posted in Publications on 17 July 2014
Stats: 274 views and No Comments ...as part of a larger International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and Environment (ISCOLE) in Nairobi for ISCOLE-Kenya and in the Ottawa Region for ISCOLE-Canada. A total of 555 Kenyan and 541 Canadian children 9 to 11 years were included in the analyses. In Kenya, boys, under/healthy weight, and children attending public (lower socioeconomic status (SES)) schools were found to have significantly higher MVPA levels compared to girls, overw...
Correlates of Objectively Measured Overweight/Obesity and Physical Activity in Kenyan School Children: Results from ISCOLE-Kenya
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Posted in Publications on 20 June 2014
Stats: 224 views and No Comments ...relates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya,” that was recently published in BMC Public Health. Citation details and a summary of the paper are below. Muthuri SK, Wachira LJ, Onywera VO, Tremblay MS. Correlates of objectively measured overweight/obesity and physical activity in Kenyan school children: results from ISCOLE-Kenya. BMC Public Health. 2014 May 9;14...
Dr. Geneviève Leduc Interviewed by Le Soleil About the ISCOLE Research Study
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Posted in Media Coverage on 25 June 2012
Stats: 4,672 views and No Comments Dr. Geneviève Leduc, Project Manager for the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Environment (ISCOLE), was recently interviewed about the study by Le Soleil in an article titled, “Une vie consacrée à la santé physique des enfants.” From the article: Depuis deux mois, [Dr. Geneviève Leduc] agit à titre de chef de projet au sein du programme de recherche Halo, qui se penche sur un protocole de recherche destiné...
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Posted in on 2 May 2013
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How ISCOLE Children Performed on the Study Tests
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Posted in on 2 May 2013
Stats: 1,230 views and No Comments Below are the overall test results for each fitness test. Please note that 212 children (80 boys and 132 girls) in Grade 5 participated in 2012-2013 and are included in these results. Plank Test The plank requires the student to maintain a straight body position, supported only on the forearms and toes. The time that the plank position can be maintained is recorded. Grip Strength The grip strength measures the force that the student can apply...
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Posted in on 2 May 2013
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Allana LeBlanc Travels to Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for Statistical Training
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Posted in Training on 5 June 2014
Stats: 112 views and No Comments PhD candidate Allana LeBlanc recently traveled to Pennington Biomedical Research Centre in Baton Rouge, Louisiana for statistical training. Pennington is the coordinating center for the International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyles, and the Environment (ISCOLE), a twelve country study looking at the relationships between physical activity, sedentary behavior, and obesity in 10-year old children. Pennington has an incredible team of biosta...
HALOites Make 27 Presentations at Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children in Toronto
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Posted in 2014 Physical Activity Report Card, Presentations on 22 May 2014
Stats: 361 views and No Comments HALO researchers, staff and students made 27 presentations at the Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children, which was held in Toronto May 19-22, 2014. Presentation citations are below. Oral Presentations: Michael Borghese. Independant and combined associations of total sedentary time and television time with food intake patterns of 9-11 year old Canadian children. The Global Summit on the Physical Activity of Children (Toronto, Canada...
ARCHIVED: Mr. Charles Boyer
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Posted in on 15 May 2011
Stats: 3,557 views and 3 Comments Mr. Charles Boyer Research Assistant Position Research Assistant Degrees and Certifications Bsc. in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa (2008) MA in Human Kinetics from the University of Ottawa (2011) Research Interests Physical literacy in elementary school aged children Physical activity and fitness measurement in children Safety in youth hockey Projects in Progress International Study of Childhood Obesity, Lifestyle and the Env...
EXPIRED: Project Manager / Chef de projet
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Posted in Careers on 13 February 2012
Stats: 5,584 views and No Comments The Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at the Children’s Hospital of  Eastern Ontario ResearchInstitute is the only full-time group in Canada dedicated solely to the issue of healthy active living and obesity research in children and youth.  HALO is committed to advancing research and understanding for the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity and inactivity. As part of this responsibility, HALO has a mandate to trai...