It’s my pleasure to share some exciting news about our team at the PCWH.
The clinical and research work we do day-to-day includes a basic goal – to help families live their healthiest, happiest lives possible. For us, this includes working with families to make and maintain healthy lifestyle, behavioral, and cognitive (LBC) changes to prevent or manage obesity. There are a number of factors that determine the LBC decisions and choices families make to work towards this goal, factors that are usually based on their values and core beliefs.
Our research group has been fortunate to receive financial support from a number of sources over the years. Continue reading
This coming week, ~250 clinicians, educators, researchers, and trainees are meeting in Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Understanding the Interplay Between Physical and Mental Health. Continue reading
The traditional approach in nutrition research and dietary counseling has been reductionist….vitamins, minerals, nutrients. However, it can be challenging to translate new knowledge generated from a reductionist paradigm in the real-world in which we eat snacks, meals….FOOD! This reality is demonstrated clearly in how, at different periods in time, dietary fat and sugar have been either heralded or demonized.
For the past 5 years, our Edmonton-based Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health has been one of several Canadian sites participating in the CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR) study. However, our CANPWR is not the only POWER-house around. Continue reading