We are excited to announce the CHANGE Program is being updated to reflect new research, new guidelines from the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology and the Canada Food Guide along with additional content to reflect the cultural diversity of Canadians.
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.
Dr. Jobin Varughese M.D. from Queen Square Family Health Team in Brampton gave a rapid fire presentation on the CHANGE Program at the Ontario College of Family Physicians Annual ASA conference...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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