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EPODE Canada Obesity Forum

Presentations from the EPODE Canada Obesity Forum are now online!

The EPODE Canada Obesity Forum provided a unique learning opportunity for managers, advisors, and sponsors of community-based childhood obesity prevention programs. Location The EPODE Canada Forum was held at beautiful Blue Mountain Resort, only a 90-minute drive from Toronto. The resort has a wide selection of indoor activities and outdoor adventures, including a…

ECOF 2016 SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT: Brad Einarsen

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…

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Don’t miss an issue! Sign up here to get the EPODE Canada newsletter delivered directly to your inbox! January 27, 2016 IN THIS ISSUE: NEXT WEBINAR, UPCOMING FORUM EPODE CANADA NEWS MEMBER NEWS UPCOMING EVENTS REGISTER FOR OUR NEXT WEBINAR: Focusing on Families in Community-Based Obesity Prevention Programs Wednesday, March…

ECOF 2016 SPEAKER HIGHLIGHT: Lisa Robinson

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…

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!

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…

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…

WEBINAR: June 9th! “Using Social Marketing to Promote Water and Reduce Sugary Drinks”

A Webinar Presented by EPODE Canada, in Partnership With the Nutrition Resource Centre On June 9th, EPODE Canada in partnership with the Nutrition Resource Centre hosted their third webinar entitled “Using Social Marketing to Promote Water and Reduce Sugary Drinks”. You can watch the full webinar here and view the slides…

ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Ingrid Bakker

Ingrid Bakker is an Associate Professor at Windesheim University of Applied Sciences and lead coach at JOGG, an EPODE-inspired program based in the Netherlands. Ingrid combines the roles of JOGG coach with her research position as an Associate Professor ‘Healthy City’ at the Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. At the University,…

ECOF 2016 Speaker Highlight: Dan Carbin

Dan Carbin is a Principal at Santis Health which he co-founded upon leaving the Ontario government after the Liberal Party’s 2011 election success. During his time at Queen’s Park, Dan served as a senior advisor to the premier, deputy premier and two ministers of health. Dan helped drive forward signature…