Congratulations, Nadia and Maryam!

Later this fall, many of us in Edmonton will be heading to Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in Preventing and Treating Obesity in Children. Our research team will be presenting data on a variety of topics, including metabolically healthy obesity, parents’ recommendations to enhance enrollment in weight management, and home visits for managing pediatric obesity.

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Your Big Life

Whether our work focuses on helping children and families to manage excess weight or prevent unhealthy weight gain, at a basic level, we promote healthy nutrition and physical activity habits.

We know from a substantial body of evidence that eating healthfully and being physically active have health promoting effects; however, one of the challenges in preventing chronic diseases is that the payoff tends to come years or decades in the future. Who can wait that long?! Most of us want to know…now…that the lifestyle choices we make today make a difference over time. Well, now there’s an online tool to satisfy that need. Continue reading