Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

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Extra! Extra!

5.5We have a very exciting update for our study “Examining obesity-related risk factors using the 4Ms framework (metabolic, mechanical, mental, milieu) in children with excess weight“! Continue reading

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Healthy Habits, Happy Homes

UntitledDr. Jess Haines (Team ABC3 Co-Investigator) and the Guelph Family Health Study team recently launched a podcast called Healthy Habits, Happy Homes. The podcast provides evidence-based advice, tips, tools, and interviews with experts to help families develop healthy home routines.

Be sure to check it out HERE! It’s also available on iTunes and Soundcloud.

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Team ABC3 in the Spotlight!


Yours truly – Team ABC3 – has been featured in the March issue of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD) newsletter, INMD Connections.

The feature provides a brief overview of what we hope to accomplish in the next 5 years. Check it out here!

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Plan of Action – Manitoba Style

Mapping Pediatric Weight Management Programs in Manitoba

Dr. Kristy Wittmeier, Director of Knowledge Translation at the Manitoba Centre for Healthcare Innovation, recently wrote a guest post on Dr. Sharma’s blog – Obesity Notes. She highlights the pursuit of Manitoba healthcare providers and researchers to build a coordinated provincial strategy to promote healthy weight in children and youth. She notes that although Manitoba has made significant progress in type 2 diabetes research and care, they have made less progress in addressing prevention and treatment of obesity in children and youth. In response, they received funding to pursue a study called “Mapping the state of pediatric weight management programs in Manitoba” in which they will look to the Canadian Pediatric Weight Management Registry (CANPWR) and 8 pediatric weight management clinics in the United States to help inform a Manitoba approach.

We still have a way to go, but with projects like this, Canada is well on its way to shed light on key knowledge gaps in our treatment and prevention of childhood obesity.

Check out her full blog post here.

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Cost Effective Interventions to Reduce Childhood Obesity

cost effective interventions to fight childhood obesity

Researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health have identified interventions that are effective in reducing childhood obesity AND get a significant bang for the buck, some even producing revenue to support further childhood obesity interventions.

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Are Babies of Mothers with Obesity Hardwired for Obesity?

How Obese Moms May Wire Kids for ObesityPreliminary findings presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 75th Scientific Sessions suggest that the womb environment of mothers with obesity may program a child’s cells to accumulate extra fat.  Continue reading