When is a sandwich not a sandwich? Continue reading
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
For health care professionals who care for individuals with obesity and their families, health services are designed to improve the health and well-being at the patient and/or family level. However… Continue reading
It hasn’t been long since the last post in 2017, but a lot has happened since then!
Many children with obesity do not present with cardiometabolic risk factors, such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and insulin resistance. Continue reading
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.
In the world of research, there is a lot of pressure to go around. Continue reading
In our work, we recognize that weight is just a number and one of many indicators of health. Most of the families we work with have weight loss as a goal, but it’s a challenging goal to achieve. However, what is it like for someone to achieve a substantial amount of weight loss? What is the ‘secret’? Continue reading
When it comes to encouraging physical activity, positive beats negative reinforcement – hands down! Continue reading