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Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program

News in the Child Health & Exercise Medicine Program


Nutrition for Young Athletes

March 19, 2015

Children need proper nutrition to compete in sports and maintain growth. Check out our new bulletin: Nutrition for Young Athletes for the latest information on hydration, protein, and carbohydrate requirements for children in sports.


#BrainWeek: Healthy Active Living for Youth with Cerebral Palsy

March 17, 2015

In collaboration with scientists at CanChild Centre for Childhood Disability Research and the Stay-FIT Program of Research, we are looking at physical activity and health in youth with cerebral palsy. Learn about what we found so far!


Launching the LIFE and Health Study

March 17, 2015

The LIFE and Health Study is looking at motor skills and physical activity in young children with congenital heart defects. This is a multi-centre project between the Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research Group (HALO) at Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario Research Institute (CHEO-RI) and McMaster University.


March is Kidney Month! Should kids with chronic kidney disease exercise?

March 14, 2015

For Kidney Month, we are highlighting our recent study that looked at the effects of exercise on inflammation in kids with chronic kidney disease (CKD). We found that when kids with CKD exercise, markers of inflammation change in a way that may have benefits. Importantly, we found that exercise did not make inflammation worse. We hope to do a bigger study to see if regular exercise can help improve inflammation in children with CKD. Read more!


Preschooler Focus and HOPP study featured on CBC Parents

February 19, 2015

One of our Preschooler Focus newsletters, "How Young is Too Young?" was picked up by CBC Parents. The article is on sport participation in the early years, click here to check it out! And remember to have a look at our other issues of the Preschooler Focus for more great information.


New Preschooler Focus released - "Go Outside and Play!"

February 12, 2015

Just in time for Family Day! Check out our latest edition of Preschooler Focus to learn why outdoor active play is important and tips for winter play with your little one. Be sure to have a look at our past issues for other great information on physical activity and development in early childhood.


Linda Gillis Finalist in McMaster's 3MT Competition

February 12, 2015

Congratulations to CHEMP Doctoral Student Linda Gillis for making it into the finals of the 3 Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at McMaster. Linda's presentation was "Pediatric obesity treatment: Beyond calories in and out." For the 3MT, graduate students showcase their research using easy-to-understand language and highlight its importance to society.







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