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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
Traditionally, eating disorders and obesity have been viewed as two extremes along the same continuum. While this may be true in terms of weight, these conditions share a lot in common with respect to nutrition and physical activity habits, as well as predisposing factors that lead to unhealthy changes in weight. Continue reading
Most of the research we’ve led over the years relates to obesity management and prevention. However, working with colleagues and trainees in nutrition, a parallel stream of research has focused on food insecurity (FI), a phenomenon that is broadly defined as ‘economic and social conditions that lead to inadequate or uncertain access to quality food’. This week, a new publication showed how these two areas can converge.
A few years ago, we completed an environmental scan of multi-disciplinary clinics in Canada that were dedicated to helping families manage obesity in children and youth. At that time, few clinics were undertaking research to examine the impact of their health services on the health and well-being of participating families. However, things have changed…in a good way! Continue reading
What’s more persuasive – definitive results from a double-blind, placebo-controlled RCT to show treatment A is superior to treatment B or one person’s journey in being diagnosed and treated for a chronic illness? In the end, it depends on context. Continue reading