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6th Canadian Student Obesity Meeting Abstract Winners

2018-06-27T16:50:45+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: OC Events, SNP|Tags: , , , |

The 6th Canadian Student Obesity Meeting (COSM) was a big hit at Western University in London, Ontario last week. The biennial conference – run by Obesity Canada’s Student and New Professional initiative (OC-SNP) and a local organizing committee – attracted more than [...]

Obesity Canada Student and New Professionals: Executive Annual Elections Now Open

2018-07-19T12:16:57+00:00 June 25th, 2018|Categories: OC News, SNP|Tags: , , , , |

You have heard it here before: being on the OC-SNP National Executive is an incredibly rewarding experience. We polled our past and present OC-SNP National Executives and the results speak for themselves: 100% of the respondents said they would recommend joining the [...]

Advocating on Parliament Hill for Canadians Living with Obesity

2018-06-07T17:58:45+00:00 June 7th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

On Tuesday, June 5, 2018, Ximena Ramos Salas, CON-RCO Managing Director, Ian Patton, CON-RCO Public Engagement Coordinator and Candace Vilhan, Public Engagement Committee Member, met with members of parliament from all political parties to raise awareness about obesity, weight bias, obesity stigma and [...]

Open Letter: CON-RCO’s Response to the WHO Consultation on NCDs

2018-06-07T17:57:01+00:00 May 14th, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

May 14, 2018 Re: Web-based consultation for the WHO Independent High-Level Commission on NCDs On behalf of the Canadian Obesity Network’s members and supporters, we thank WHO’s Director-General for convening this independent high-level commission on non-communicable diseases. We also appreciate the opportunity [...]

New, Accredited Case Study Modules for Obesity Management

2018-03-01T14:18:01+00:00 March 1st, 2018|Categories: OC News, OC Online CE|Tags: , , , , , , |

CON, in collaboration with our obesity society affiliates and mdBriefCase, has been working to expand resources and case studies available to primary care clinicians on obesity management. This international initiative has resulted in accredited learning, along with valuable publications and resources closely aligned with the 5As [...]

Smoking Prevalence is Decreasing … Now, How Do We Increase Physical Activity and Healthy Eating?

2018-03-01T15:38:01+00:00 February 1st, 2018|Categories: Policy|Tags: , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Taniya S. Nagpal (PhD Candidate) and Matthew J. Fagan (MA Candidate). Dr. Harry Prapavessis (Director of the Exercise and Health Psychology Laboratory) also assisted with the editing.  The prevalence of smoking worldwide in 1960 was over 50% for males and [...]

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages: A Threat to the Health of Canadians?

2018-03-01T15:55:21+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

Today’s post comes from Alexa Ferdinands. Alexa is a registered dietitian and a PhD student in health promotion and socio-behavioural sciences at the University of Alberta. She is also the current Financial Director of the CON-SNP National Executive. You can find more [...]

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