Clinical Research – Partnering WITH Patients and Families

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

New Paper Published – Staging System for Pediatric Obesity


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

Up, up, and away…part 2!


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!