Tackling obesity in Canada: Childhood obesity and excess weight rates in Canada

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Organization: Public Health Agency of Canada

Type: Infographic

Published: 2017-01-22

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  • 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:

  • Asthma
  • 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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