Tackling obesity in Canada: Childhood obesity and excess weight rates in Canada
Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada
- In 1978/79, 23% of children aged 2-17 were overweight or obese.
- In 2004, 35% of children aged 2-17 were overweight or obese.
- Today, 30% of children aged, 5-17 are overweight or obese.
Bringing the numbers down
Being overweight or obese puts children at greater risk for a number of chronic diseases and health conditions such as:
- Type 2 Diabetes
- Heart Disease
A healthy lifestyle, including physical activity and eating healthy is the best prevention and promotes healthy weights.
We all have a role to play in promoting healthier living. #HEALTHYLIVING
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