October 11th is World Obesity Day.
With summer a distant memory and the new school year in full swing, there’s lots of news to catch up on, including:
We’ve spent a lot of time over the years studying why families start, continue, and end health services designed to help children and families with obesity. Continue reading
When starting graduate studies, it can take a few unfunded scholarship applications before students achieve success. But once students are successful in receiving an award or two, it often seems that things snowball. That’s just anecdotal experience…
Over the years, we’ve conducted a number of studies that were designed to learn about families’ experiences and perceptions. While we’ve learned a lot, and applied some of this learning to how we provide care to children and families enrolled in pediatric weight management, it’s fair to say we could have done more to engage families in our research. Continue reading
As many of you know, the body mass index (BMI) was originally intended as a tool to assess the health of groups and populations. However, it’s application at the individual level was based on it’s pretty good, positive relationship with body fatness and some cardiometabolic health risks. Continue reading
If children and parents are facing challenges regarding pediatric weight management, they can start off by being S.A.F.E. Continue reading
Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to receive money to support our research from a variety of sources. Continue reading
Our own Arnaldo Perez (PhD Student/Dept of Pediatrics/UAlberta) received a travel award from the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute to attend the upcoming childhood obesity conference in Winnipeg!
Arnaldo will be presenting a poster on research from our multi-centre qualitative study (Should I Stay or Should I Go?) related to families reasons and decisions to not initiate weight management following a physician referral. Congratulations, Arnaldo!