We’re pleased to share the success of some our Team ABC3 members in recently receiving CIHR grants!
We are very pleased to announce that our first Team ABC3 paper has been accepted for publication in BMC Research Notes!
The research proposal highlights our seven study designs and methodological approaches to examine a host of issues (e.g., definition, prevalence, health risks, health services use, treatment) related to severe obesity in Canadian children, findings that will have national and international relevance to researchers, clinicians, health care administrators, and decision-makers.
Stay tuned for the pdf; Congrats, team!
Take a peek at some of Team ABC3 members’ latest publications!
Mark Tremblay (Team ABC3 Co-Investigator) reviewed criterion-referenced standards for cardiorespiratory fitness in international children and youth (Lang et al., British Journal of Sports Medicine, 2017). Mark also examined whether children and youth meeting the new Canadian 24-hour movement guidelines was associated with health indicators (Carson et al., Preventive Medicine, 2017).
Amy McPherson (Team ABC3 Project Leader) evaluated the feasibility and acceptability of a coaching intervention related to physical activity and diet in males with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (McPherson et al., Developmental Neurorehabilitation, 2017).
Jess Haines (Team ABC3 Co-Investigator) explored associations between home environment chaos, fat intake, and morning serum cortisol level in parents of preschool children (MacRae et al., Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism, 2017).
Some familiar faces (Geoff Ball [Team ABC3 Project Leader], Annick Buchholz and Stasia Hadjiyannakis [Team ABC3 Co-Investigators]) recently received funding from the Health Outcomes Improvement Fund (Alberta Health Services Maternal, Newborn, Child and Youth Strategic Clinical Network) to explore teens’ experiences in making and maintaining healthy diet and physical activity habits!
Check out more details on the Childhood Obesity Research Insight blog HERE.
Before heading off into the break, we reflected on how much we valued the incredible members of Team ABC3. From the progress of our individual studies, the success of our trainees, and the impact of our first AGM, 2016 was a very productive and educational year! Thanks to all of you for your time, energy, dedication, and collaboration.
We look forward to another big year ahead for our team. Please accept our warmest wishes to you and your families this Holiday Season.
Nicole and Geoff
Laura Anderson, PhD, MSc is an assistant professor at McMaster University and adjunct scientist at Child Health Evaluative Sciences, the Hospital for Sick Children. Dr. Anderson will be working on the Team ABC3 study: Prevalence and health care utilization of severe obesity in children accessing primary health care in Ontario. Twitter: @AndersonLauraN