Environmental Scan of Pediatric Weight Management Programs in Canada

Response Requires More Information

The following questions require answers:

  • Is the weight management program formally evaluated?
  • Is program involved in research?

Response Submission History

Submitted: 2009-03-12 11:07:12 by acorn
Updated: 2009-03-12 11:17:58 by acorn
General Information
Program Name: Children's Exercise & Nutrition Centre
Website Address:
Year the program became operational: 1990
Address 1: 4th Floor Evel Building, Chedoke Division
Address 2: Hamilton Health Sciences
City / Region: Hamilton
Province: Ontario
Postal Code: L8N - 3Z5
Telephone Number: 905 - 521 - 7967
Program Contact Information
Name: Mr. Randy Calvert
Job Title / Position: Manager
Institution: Children's Exercise & Nutrition Centre
Email Address: rcalvert@hhsc.ca
Address 1:  
Address 2:  
City / Region:  
Province: Ontario
Postal Code:  
Telephone Number:  
Program Referral and Enrollment Process
Referral process includes:
  • Physician referral
  • Other health professional referral
  • Self referral
Number of children enrolled in program each year: 360
Inclusion Criteria
Age range (years): 1 - 18
BMI, BMI percentile, BMI z-score: no lower or upper limit
Parental participation required? Yes
Medical complication(s): any
Other (please explain):  
Exclusion Criteria
Does program apply criteria that excludes children/families from the weight management program? No
If Yes, please explain (i.e. co-morbidities, barrier language, etc.):  
Treatment Team
Please indicate total number of Full Time Equivalent staff associated with your program/service (eg: for 2 part time practitioners select 1 FTE). Please round your answer down to the nearest selection  
General Practitioner:  
Pediatrician: 1
Registered Dietitian: 1
Fitness Professional:  
Registered Nurse:  
Secretary/Administrative Assistant: 1
Data Analyst:  
Patient Care Manager: 1
Researcher: 3
Graduate Student: 3
Other Team Members: Child & Youth Worker
Program Description
  • Hospital
Description of the weight management intervention and setting: Multidisciplinary behavioural treatment program of obese child and family
Intervention duration in number of weeks: 52
Length of follow-up in number of weeks: 52
Type of intervention:
  • Lifestyle Coach / Councelling
  • Structured Exercise Plan
  • Energy Restricted Diet
Style of intervention:
  • One on One Intervention
  • Group Intervention
Program Affiliation
Is this program affiliated with community-based organizations (e.g., fitness centres) or health care professionals (e.g., psychologist)? Yes
If Yes, which organizations/health care professionals? Psychiatry
Data Collection for CHILD and PARENT
Information collected as part of the weight management program:
Child Parent
Sex Y  
Ethnicity Y  
Immigrant status    
Height Y  
Weight Y  
Dual energy X-ray absorption Y  
Bioelectrical Impedence Analysis Y  
Waist circumference Y  
Hip circumference Y  
Blood pressure Y  
Fitness Y  
Self-esteem Y  
Depression Y  
Readiness to change Y Y
Quality of life Y  
Dietary intake Y  
Physical activity Y  
Sleep quantity / quality Y  
Fasting blood sample Y  
- Insulin Y  
- Lipid profile Y  
- Liver enzymes Y  
- Hemoglobin A1C Y  
- Glucose Y  
Other not listed here iron status
Is the participant's satisfaction measured? Yes
Is Attendance / drop-out recorded? Yes
Please provide your feedback on this part of the questionnaire:  
Program Evaluation
Is the weight management program formally evaluated?  
If Yes, please attach information file (word, pdf, ppt, etc.):  
Funding Sources - Clinical Component
The weight management program is funded by:  
If Fee-for-service, please explain:  
Other funding sources:  
Funding Sources - Research Component
Is program involved in research?  
Additional details about the research:  
If Yes, the research component is funded by:  
Other research funding sources: