Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children

Team to Address Bariatric Care in Canadian Children


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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Laura Anderson

faculty_member_anderson.jpgLaura 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

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Just Text Me: Support for Preschool Children with Overweight and Obesity and their Families

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A recent study suggests that utilizing a cognitive behavioral skills intervention with text messages has the potential for supporting clinical care of preschool children with overweight and obesity and their families. Continue reading


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In Focus…with Team ABC3 Member, Hayyah Clairman

UntitledHayyah Clairman is a MSc Candidate at the Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto; Hospital for Sick Children. As part of her graduate research, she will be working alongside Dr. Jill Hamilton on the study titled: Pathways to eating: Determining eating behaviour phenotypes in children with severe obesity.

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Evidence Lacking on Lipid Screening, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Concludes

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In a recent review of the evidence base, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) concluded that current evidence is insufficient to recommend screening for lipid disorders in children and adolescents 20 years or younger. Continue reading


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Childhood Obesity Prevention in Primary Care

 

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In a recent paper, Bourgeois and colleagues (including Dr. Jess Haines – Team ABC3 team member) found that despite barriers both clinicians and parents expressed interest in obesity prevention interventions delivered in primary care settings.

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Combating Weight Bias in the Media?

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Visual images influence public attitudes and shape understanding of issues, often more powerfully than verbal or textual content. Images used to accompany online or print news stories frequently depict people with obesity or overweight from a stereotyped viewpoint – often inactive or consuming unhealthy food or focusing on lower bodies, excluding heads from the frame. While, images of children with obesity or overweight are often unhappy children being bullied, teased, left out, or eating gluttonously.

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