Commitees and Associations
Doctor in exercise physiology
and kinesiologist, Paul Boisvert is a professional in the area of physical
activity, a specialist of healthy eating and obesity . Coordinator of
educational activities at Université Laval ‘s research chair in obesity
from 1998 to 2013, and administrative adjunct for Groupe
interdisciplinaire de recherche sur l’obésité (GIROUL) since 2000,
Paul Boisvert wrote the first two scientific position statements for
Kino-Québec scientific committee on physical activity in adults and youth.
Paul is a
well respected event planner and manager (symposia, scientific
conferences, congress, continuous education). He produces by-monthly press
review newsletter in English and in French on the causes, the
consequences, the treatment and prevention of obesity.
initiated a high school healthy eating policy project, which was a model
for 3000 schools with the policy framework called « Pour un
virage santé à l’école » initiated by the Quebec government. Spoke
person for Fédération des kinésiologues du Québec, Paul has the mandate to
promote the role of the kinesiologist as a physical activity professional
managing chronic diseases.
participates in numerous expert committees (practical guide for obesity
treatment in children, promotion of healthy lifestyle, etc.) Experienced
communicator, Dr Boisvert comments regularly the news in Medias (TV,
radio, newspaper) about physical activity, nutrition or obesity. Paul is
a speaker, a columnist and an appreciated educator. He started recently to
do coaching in weight control with individuals. He is also a blogger for
leisure , Paul is a competitive swimmer, with more than 15 provincial
records broken over the years.
weight loss coaching,
physical activity and chronic diseases, nutrition and regulations (salt, trans
fat, sweetened beverages, taxation), food marketing and industry, labelling,
healthy food, food environment and schools, obesity epidemiology, active
transportation, sedentary lifestyle