Government's role in addressing childhood obesity

Addressing childhood obesity

As with anti-tobacco efforts in recent decades, preventing childhood obesity is a long-term effort that will require the involvement of many sectors: the factors that contribute to young people becoming overweight and obese cannot be changed immediately. The Government of Canada does its part by promoting healthy eating, physical activity and healthy weight - providing national leadership, policy and coordination, improving surveillance, helping build capacity in communities, supporting knowledge development and exchange, providing information to the public, and monitoring and evaluating interventions and innovations.


 
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