APPLY NOW! Graduate Student Position with the University of Alberta

2019-04-16T10:20:35+00:00 April 16th, 2019|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , |

Project Title: The gut microbiome in children with PWS: a fiber intervention Prader-Willi Syndrome (PWS) is the most common syndromic form of childhood obesity. Aim: determine if a fiber intervention in children with PWS has significant effect on degree of hyperphagia [...]

The Trouble Growing Up: Report from the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity

2018-12-10T14:41:53+00:00 December 10th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: , , , , |

OC patient advocate Brenndon Goodman discusses his participation in the 7th Conference on Recent Advances in Childhood Obesity and the difficulties transitioning from paediatric care to adult primary care.   From October 24th to the 27th 2018, I had the honor of [...]

Yukon Medical Association Becomes Second PTMA to Recognize Obesity as a Chronic Disease

2018-11-08T10:25:25+00:00 November 5th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: |

At their annual general meeting November 2nd, 2018 the Yukon Medical Association voted unanimously to recognize obesity as a chronic medical disease requiring enhanced research, treatment and prevention efforts. With an obesity rate of 1 in 3 Yukoners (34%, compared with 26% [...]

Act Now: Manitoba Private Member’s Bill to Include Physical Size/Weight in Human Rights Code

2018-11-01T10:00:45+00:00 November 1st, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: , |

A Manitoba private member’s bill to have "physical size and weight" included in the Human Rights Code to prevent discrimination based on body size (Bill 216) died in committee last night (October 31, 2018). Here's what you can do about it (and [...]

NRC 2018 Forum: November 15, 2018 Toronto

2018-10-19T09:33:11+00:00 October 19th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News|Tags: |

Unpacking Food Literacy: Innovation. Collaboration. Evidence. Action NRC's 2018 Forum is a networking and training event that brings together health professionals, service providers, educators, students, researchers, government decision makers and other food literacy champions. At this one-day event, you will learn [...]

Meeting on the Hill

2018-07-27T15:21:58+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Categories: Obesity in the News, OC News|Tags: |

In early June, Obesity Canada sent three delegates to Ottawa to meet with Members of Parliament. Ximena Ramos-Salas (Managing Director), Ian Patton (Public Engagement Coordinator), and Candace Vilhan (Public Engagement Committee member) made visits on behalf of Obesity Canada and the millions [...]