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EPODE Canada Obesity Forum

Announcement: Register for the EPODE Canada Obesity Forum!

EPODE Canada Obesity Forum September 28-29, 2016 Blue Mountain, Ontario   The EPODE Canada Obesity Forum offers a unique learning opportunity for managers, advisors, and sponsors of community-based childhood obesity prevention programs. Forum participants will learn about EPODE, a capacity-building, community-based methodology active in 27 countries that has been proven…

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Lisa Robinson, MPH, RD, is the Director of Shape up Somerville (SUS) at the Health and Human Services Department for the City of Somerville, Massachusetts. SUS is a city-wide initiative to improve equitable access to healthy eating and active living opportunities through policy, systems and environmental change. Lisa is a Registered Dietitian and has worked…

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ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Dr. Shazhan Amed

We are thrilled to have Dr. Shazhan Amed joining us at the 2016 EPODE Canada Obesity Forum. Dr. Amed is a Clinical Associate Professor in UBC’s Department of Pediatrics, Endocrinology & Diabetes Division. She not only does research into the treatment and prevention childhood obesity and diabetes, but also leads…

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ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Dr. Valerie Taylor

Dr. Valerie Taylor, MD, PhD: Expert on mental health & childhood obesity We are excited to announce the participation of Dr. Valerie Taylor at the 2016 EPODE Canada Obesity Forum. Dr. Taylor is the Psychiatrist-In-Chief in the Department of Medicine at Women’s College Hospital and a scientist at the Women’s College…

ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight- Steven Johnson

ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Steven Johnson

Steven Johnson, President, Collaborative Change, U.K. Steven Johnson is the President of Collaborative Change, a UK company that works with brands, communities, charities and public bodies to collaboratively build social capital and sustainable futures. Steven specializes in behaviour change, sustainability, social innovation, and the use of co-creation to design relevant and effective social marketing…


Letter: Action to Reduce Sugary Sweets and Beverages at Toys R Us

This month EPODE Canada Managing Director, Dennis Edell, wrote a letter to Toys R Us asking that they remove sugary sweets and sugar sweetened beverages from high traffic areas in their store. As of July 6th 2016, we have not yet received a response. Dear Toys R Us  We want…

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ECOF 2016 SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT: Dr. Dan Harrington

Dr. Dan Harrington is an Epidemiologist Lead in Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario, working on the outcomes evaluation for the Healthy Kids Community Challenge. Dr. Harrington holds PhD and MA degrees from McMaster University in health geography, and his research to date has focused…

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ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Dr. Michelle Vine

Dr. Michelle Vine is an Evaluation Specialist in Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario  and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. She is a social geographer, with a focus on the environment and health, population…

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We are very excited to announce that Brad Einarsen will be hosting a workshop at the upcoming EPODE Canada Obesity Forum. Brad Einarsen is the Social Practice Lead at Klick Health. His start with social media came early in 1988 running online forums back before the World Wide Web was…


Check out the latest EPODE Canada Newsletter!

The latest issue of the EPODE Canada Newsletter is here! Learn about what EPODE Canada has been up to, and about childhood obesity-related news and upcoming events!