A total of 398 participants with metabolic syndrome from five family health teams in the Halton-Peel area have been enrolled in the CHANGE Program since spring 2018.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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.