Partnership with YMCA Brampton

CHANGE Program available at YMCA in Brampton, ON

With the assistance of a grant received by the Ontario Trillium Foundation, Metabolic Syndrome Canada has partnered with the YMCA to foster active lifestyles in the Halton-Peel area.

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CHANGE Program improves physical activity levels in Halton-Peel region!

With the help of funding from Ontario Trillium Foundation, MetSC and participating family health teams have been making improvements to the physical activity levels of residents in the Halton-Peel region.

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CHANGE Program expands in Ontario

The number of Family Health Teams offering the CHANGE Program in Ontario continues to increase. With the help of funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, registered kinesiologists are working with the family health teams to improve the quantity and quality of physical activity of their patients and to encourage the adoption of healthy eating patterns to reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

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CHANGE Nutrition toolkit presented at sold out webinar

On September 12, 2019, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Director of Operations, Metabolic Syndrome Canada, and Carolyn Tereszkowski Registered Dietitian, Loyalist FHT presented the NU-CHANGE toolkit at a sold-out Nutrition Connections Webinar. 

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Staff from Halton-Peel FHTs present findings at AFHTO conference

Staff from several Halton-Peel Family Health Teams (FHTs) recently presented their findings at the AFHTO conference. Registered Kinesiologists and Registered Dietitians from Central Brampton FHT, North Peel FHT and Wise Elephant FHTs presented the findings...

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Community of Practice presented at Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference

On June 6, 2019, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Director of Operations MetSC presented "Creating a Community of Practice around diet in primary care: Learnings from The CHANGE Program" at the Canadian Dietetic Foundation for Research showcase.

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Kinesiologists share CHANGE experiences at OKA’s Professional Development Summit in Waterloo

CHANGE program kinesiologists Debbie Valadao, R. Kin (Halton-Peel area) and Derek Ditner, R. Kin (Brockton and Area Family Health Team) attended the Ontario Kinesiology Association’s professional development summit on May 4Cth 2019.

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MetSC launches new nutrition toolkit for Canadians

We are excited to launch our new nutrition toolkit to help Canadians change their eating habits to prevent chronic diseases such as heart disease, stroke and diabetes through healthy eating and physical activity. One in every five Canadians has metabolic syndrome(MetS) which increases to 40% of Canadians with MetS over the age of 60. The toolkit was funded by the Helderleigh Foundation and includes recipes, videos, tips, and fact sheets to help people...

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Metabolic Syndrome Canada Researchers at Canadian Nutrition Society’s Annual Conference May 2019

Dr. Paula Brauer, PhD RD FDC, University of Guelph and Rupinder Dhaliwal, RD FDC,Metabolic Syndrome Canada presented their work on the Development of an Innovative Nutrition Toolkit (NU-CHANGE) for personalized diet intervention in metabolic syndrome. This toolkit will assist Canadians with metabolic syndrome in making healthy choices and reduce their risk of chronic disease.  

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Update: CHANGE Program in Halton-Peel Family Health Teams

 A total of 80 participants with metabolic syndrome from five family health teams in the Halton-Peel area have been enrolled in the CHANGE Program since spring 2018.

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Helderleigh Foundation helps develop innovative nutrition toolkit with George Brown College

Researchers from MetSC and the University of Guelph are collaborating with George Brown College’s Food Innovation & Research Studio(FIRSt) to develop innovative materials for their CHANGE Program nutrition toolkit known as NU-CHANGE, thanks to the generous support of the Helderleigh Foundation.

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MetSC receives OTF grant to expand CHANGE Program in Ontario

Metabolic Syndrome Canada is pleased to announce an Ontario Trillium Foundation grant has been received to scale up the CHANGE Program in Brampton-area health clinics. Over the next 36 months, hundreds of Ontarians in the Peel region will have access to the program which fosters a more active lifestyle. 

 
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CHANGE Program now available in Ontario

We are excited to announce that we have completed training five new clinics in Ontario, and the CHANGE Program will be available to patients with metabolic syndrome...

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MetSC Presents at first Patient Focus Group in Kingston

On July 25, 2017 Rupinder Dhaliwal, Director of Operations for MetSC, participated in the first Focus Day for patients with metabolic syndrome in Kingston, Ontario. The session was organized by Dr. Amer Johri, a Heart and Stroke Foundation scientist and Cardiologist/researcher from Queen's University.