This coming week, ~250 clinicians, educators, researchers, and trainees are meeting in Ottawa for the 6th Conference on Recent Advances in the Prevention and Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Obesity – Understanding the Interplay Between Physical and Mental Health. Continue reading
The traditional approach in nutrition research and dietary counseling has been reductionist….vitamins, minerals, nutrients. However, it can be challenging to translate new knowledge generated from a reductionist paradigm in the real-world in which we eat snacks, meals….FOOD! This reality is demonstrated clearly in how, at different periods in time, dietary fat and sugar have been either heralded or demonized.
For the past 5 years, our Edmonton-based Pediatric Centre for Weight and Health has been one of several Canadian sites participating in the CANadian Pediatric Weight management Registry (CANPWR) study. However, our CANPWR is not the only POWER-house around. Continue reading
Over the years, we’ve received lots of support (research grants, scholarships for students) for our research through the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation, by way of the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute (WCHRI) at UAlberta.
If you’re the First Lady of the United States, the answer might be ‘Yes!’
The pursuit of ‘the truth’ in science can be tainted by how scientists conduct their work and lead their research programs.