Facts vs Myths – Why We Cling To Our Beliefs

A number of articles in the popular press (as well as academic journals) have reported consistently that vaccines do not cause autism. While this myth is one of the most common making the rounds currently, the fields of nutrition, fitness, and weight management are jam-packed full of myths that are debunked when scrutinized.

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Branching Out

On a day-to-day basis, most of the research we do relates to managing and preventing obesity in children. However, a number of years ago, one of my mentors gave me advice to ‘branch out’ a bit to develop additional research interests and projects, especially ones that were complementary to the studies I spent most of my time on. Continue reading

What Do YOU Value?

The clinical and research work we do day-to-day includes a basic goal – to help families live their healthiest, happiest lives possible. For us, this includes working with families to make and maintain healthy lifestyle, behavioral, and cognitive (LBC) changes to prevent or manage obesity. There are a number of factors that determine the LBC decisions and choices families make to work towards this goal, factors that are usually based on their values and core beliefs.

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