One in three children and youth in Canada have excess weight but very few access health services or interventions in their local communities. However, when families choose to walk through our doors, it is essential that we deliver effective, evidence-based services to support and sustain their health and well-being. What’s the evidence that what we do works? What clinical approaches can help families to make positive lifestyle changes? Can digital health behavior programs fill a gap? What do families have to say about all this?
After listening to this presentation, you will be able to identify:
- current Canadian recommendations for pediatric lifestyle management programs,
- three barriers and three enablers that influence families' success in pediatric lifestyle management programs, and
- at least five learnings from testing with teens and parents about what engages them in health behaviour change.
Host: DC Pediatric Network
- Geoff Ball PhD RD is Professor, Department of Pediatrics at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, AB.
- Janice Macdonald MEd RD FDC is Director, Living Green and Healthy for Teens with the Childhood Obesity Foundation in Victoria, BC
- Joanna Zelichowska MA RCC is a Registered Clinical Counsellor working in private practice and Managerof Jessie's Legacy Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness Program in Burnaby, BC.
- Video presentation (60 minutes) with the presentation slides (pdf)
- Audio file (mp3 file)
Cost: $14.95 for members; $19.95 for non-members; $9.95 for students