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 Leader, Amy McPherson

McPhersonAmy McPherson, PhD, CPsychol is an Assistant Professor at the University of Toronto and Scientist at the Bloorview Research Institute. As a Team ABC3 Principal Investigator, Amy is leading the study titled: Family recommendations for improving health services to manage severe obesity in children with disabilities

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Congrats, Meaghan!

great-job-png-gold-star-good-job-clipart-1400We are thrilled to share that Meaghan Walker successfully defended her MSc thesis (University of Toronto) on her work with the Team ABC3 study titled: Family recommendations for improving health services to manage severe obesity in children with disabilities under the supervision of Dr. Amy McPherson.

A huge congrats to Meaghan on this accomplishment! We have enjoyed having Meaghan as part of Team ABC3 and we’re excited to see what she does next!

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March Publications

journalTake 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).

Katherine Morrison (Team ABC3 Project Leader) aimed to untangle associations between video-game use attributes and obesity among children and youth (Turel et al., Clinical Obesity, 2017).