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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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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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Fighting Breast Cancer with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation and Ultramar

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Metabolic Syndrome Canada is excited to partner with the Quebec Breast Cancer Foundation in developing the My Active Health program for people with or at risk of breast cancer s now offering the program at select family health clinics in Ontario.

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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. 

Three-year study sees success in reversing symptoms of metabolic syndrome

TORONTO, ON – A three-year study published in CMAJ Open has concluded that metabolic syndrome (MetS) may be reversed through participation in a team-based lifestyle intervention program including diet and exercise changes. Metabolic syndrome is a clinical, silent condition first discovered by a family physician during routine checkup.

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MetSC is proud to support AFHTO physical activity workshop

"Get Moving! Physical Activity for Quality Care" is a one day workshop in Toronto lead by the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario that helps healthcare teams to encourage patients in moving more, no matter where they are starting from.

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MetSC presents at the Family Medicine Forum

Dr. Doug Klein shares work from CHANGE Program feasibility study at the Family Medicine Innovations in Research and Education Day. 


MetSC DO presents at 11th Annual Dietitians of Canada, Ontario Family Health Team Registered Dietitians Conference

London | On September 15, 2016, Rupinder Dhaliwal, Director of Operations of Metabolic Syndrome Canada shared evidence behind the role of diet and exercise in the prevention of chronic diseases.

Paula Brauer and Dawna Royall present at the International Congress of Dietetics

Granada | On September 9, 2016, Paula Brauer and Dawna Royall presented on dietetic counselling for metabolic syndrome in Granada, Spain.

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CHANGE Program visionary presents at Canadian Nutrition Society conference

Toronto | On January 14, 2016 internationally recognized Gastroenterologist Dr. Khursheed Jeejeebhoy introduced Canadian nutrition experts to a new approach to treating and reversing metabolic syndrome at a Toronto conference.

CHANGE Program Preliminary Findings Win Université Laval Award

Dr. Caroline Rhéaume, a principal investigator in the CHANGE Program feasbility study at Université Laval in Québec City, presented preliminary findings at the 9th Scientific Congress of Université Laval’s Department of Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine.

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3 Clinics Recognized for Successful First Phase of CHANGE Program

Toronto | On April 28, 2015, at Metabolic Syndrome Canada's annual stakeholder meeting, Dr. Khush Jeejeebhoy formally recognized the first three clinics to successfully implement the CHANGE Program.