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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…

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. 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: 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…

Webinar: Focusing on Families in Community-Based Childhood Obesity Prevention Programs

Webinar: Focusing on Families in Community-Based Obesity Prevention Programs

On March 9, 2016, EPODE Canada hosted our second webinar in our Preventing Childhood Obesity Webinar Series: “Focusing on Families in Community-Based Obesity Prevention Programs.” You can watch the webinar below. EPODE has demonstrated that community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions are often more effective when parents are involved. Drawing upon…

NEXT WEBINAR: “FOCUSING ON FAMILIES IN COMMUNITY-BASED OBESITY PREVENTION PROGRAMS”

Registration is now open for EPODE Canada’s next webinar in our Preventing Childhood Obesity Webinar Series: Focusing on Families in Community-Based Obesity Prevention Programs Wednesday, March 9, 2016 12pm – 1pm EST Registration is FREE. EPODE has demonstrated that community-based childhood obesity prevention interventions are often more effective when parents…

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…