In 2014, Stats Canada reported that the obesity rate in New Brunswick was 33 percent – higher than the national average. New Brunswick’s higher obesity rate has been a priority for medical professionals for the last few years. The province has implemented a push for healthier lunch options in schools and programs to get youth… Read More »

For more information on the study, please contact healthstudy@unb.ca or 1-866-323-1833. A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a research grant of $386,726, over three years, to carry out work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick. The funding was awarded… Read More »

FREDERICTON – A research team led by the University of New Brunswick will aim at reversing the obesity epidemic in the province with a new study that targets the province’s overweight people before they begin suffering from chronic diseases. Stacey Reading, a Canadian Institutes of Health Research-funded researcher, says the province’s rising health care costs… Read More »

A research team, led by the University of New Brunswick’s Stacey Reading and Bo Miedema, has received a grant from the federal and provincial governments to continue work directed at improving the health of obese adults in New Brunswick.  Keith Ashfield, Member of Parliament for Fredericton, will make the official announcement on Aug. 19 at… Read More »