Childhood Obesity Stigma: A Call to Action

2021-06-21T10:05:25-04:00June 21st, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Today's blog is by Ximena Ramos Salas, PhD, Director of Research and Policy at Obesity Canada.  Obesity is a stigmatized disease and individuals living with this complex disease face continuous prejudice in healthcare, employment, education, and home settings.  Most of the literature investigating [...]

Child physical activity during COVID-19

2021-02-02T09:29:35-05:00February 2nd, 2021|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , |

By Kate Smith, Communication Coordinator, The UpLift Partnership and Sarah Moore, Scholar, the Healthy Populations Institute A researcher at Dalhousie University’s Healthy Populations Institute (HPI) has been busy capturing the experiences of children, families, and communities as they adjust to living with [...]

8th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity: October 26-28, 2020

2020-09-01T15:01:56-04:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

This conference brings together an interdisciplinary group of professionals working in the field of prevention and management of childhood and adolescent obesity. The 8th Conference will focus on connecting research, policy and practice to enhance effective interventions targeting multiple populations and [...]

Updating Canada’s Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPGs) for Managing Pediatric Obesity

2020-04-15T15:51:47-04:00April 15th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

More than 10 years have passed since the first Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines (CPG) for obesity management were published, which included guidelines for both adults and pediatric. We believe there is a need to update the CPGs to ensure they [...]

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