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…

The Latest EPODE Canada Newsletter is here!

Read the latest EPODE Canada newsletter here and learn about upcoming EPODE Canada events and the latest in obesity prevention news, research, resources, and events.  

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…

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: Drew Nannis

Drew Nannis serves as the Chief Marketing Officer for the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA). Joining the organization in 2011 as one of its first employees. PHA works with the private sector and its honorary chair, First Lady Michelle Obama, to help make the healthy choice the easy choice for busy…

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…

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…

Levelling the Playing Field: Overcoming barriers to health equity in community-based programs

Levelling the Playing Field: Overcoming barriers to health equity in community-based programs       This webinar took place October 22, 2015. Slides for webinar are now available: Levelling the Playing Field EPHE power point Video recording of presentation available below:   About: Health inequities have a significant social and…

Partnerships That Work: The EPODE Approach to Tackling Childhood Obesity

At EPODE, we believe in the importance of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) to ensure the sustainability of childhood obesity prevention programs. Read about how EPODE, with the help of the Coca-Cola foundation, is tackling childhood obesity across the globe. Please visit the EPODE International Network’s (EIN) website to learn more about public-private…

ParticipACTION Report Card just released!

The 2015 ParticipACTION Report Card is out now! Canada scored a D- overall for levels of physical activity for our children and youth. From their blog: The gist of this year’s report card is that kids need to get outside more, and they need to engage more fully with their environments…