Announcing the Winners of OC-SNP Awards for 2019/20!

2020-09-23T17:57:28-04:00 September 23rd, 2020|Categories: Awards, SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Laura Vergeer. Laura is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at the University of Toronto. She is also the current Outgoing Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. The OC-SNP National Executive is [...]

Introducing the 2020-2021 OC-SNP National Executive

2020-10-08T20:52:34-04:00 September 21st, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Audrey St-Laurent. Audrey is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Nutrition at Laval University. She is also the current Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. As another summer comes to an end, it is time to [...]

UPDATE: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Managing Pediatric Obesity

2020-08-03T15:09:03-04:00 July 28th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Over the past few months, work has continued on updating the clinical practice guidelines for managing pediatric obesity in Canada. The group has been working with research methodologists who will be helping to lead the systematic reviews (5 will be conducted) [...]

Select 5As materials are now completely free! Only pay the shipping!

2020-07-09T11:56:50-04:00 July 9th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

That's right, select materials are now completely free of charge - you just pay the shipping! Our No Size Fits All Brochure, Adult & Pregnancy Obesity Management Guides, and Obesity Fact Sheets are all available upon request.  The 5As were initially [...]

Volunteerism: 3 reasons to join the Obesity Canada Students and New Professionals

2020-09-16T12:17:13-04:00 July 8th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Today’s post comes from Nadia Browne. Nadia is a Registered Dietitian and a PhD candidate in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta. She is also the Outgoing Vice-Chair of the OC-SNP National Executive. Since becoming a member [...]

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Students and New Professionals – National Executive Elections

2020-07-31T11:48:25-04:00 June 30th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , , |

ATTENTION - DEADLINE EXTENDED TO AUGUST 14 The OC-SNP National Executive is a rewarding experience. We asked past and present OC-SNP National Executives, and 100% said they would recommend joining the OC-SNP Executive to their friends and colleagues. Below you’ll [...]

From Grad School and Beyond: Dr. Kristen Reilly

2020-06-29T18:10:51-04:00 June 29th, 2020|Categories: SNP|Tags: , , , , , , |

Kristen Reilly has been involved with Obesity Canada for over six years, including serving on the OC-SNP National Executive as National Chapter Representative (2018-19) and Special Events Coordinator (2019-20). She obtained her Master of Public Health from the University of Guelph [...]

Obesity Canada and Desjardins Insurance Partner for the Health of Canadians

2020-06-08T12:18:38-04:00 June 8th, 2020|Categories: OC News|Tags: , , , , |

Edmonton, AB, June 9, 2020 – Obesity Canada is pleased to announce that Desjardins Insurance has joined its growing roster of organizations dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians living with obesity. Desjardins is the first insurance and employee benefits provider [...]

Obesity Canada recommendations regarding Coronavirus

2020-04-01T13:10:05-04:00 March 11th, 2020|Categories: covid-19, OC News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

We are aware of the concerns raised by the Coronavirus outbreak (also known as COVID-19), and our thoughts are with everyone who has been directly affected. The health and wellbeing of our members is of utmost importance. Recommendations from the Centres [...]

CANCELLED: Edmonton Event; April 25, 2020 – The 5As Team approach to helping your patients living with obesity

2020-03-16T10:33:23-04:00 March 5th, 2020|Categories: OC Events|Tags: , , , , |

Due to the recommendations surrounding COVID19, this event will be cancelled. Our Challenge: Over 14 million Canadians live with obesity, a major driver for chronic diseases. Managing obesity is hampered by misinformation about its complexity and chronicity, which results in unrealistic expectations [...]

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