Backgrounders, Obesity

Backgrounder: Improving nutritional information on food labels to help consumers make healthier choices
By Melanie Meloche-Holubowski

Data indicate several problems related to the dietary habits of Canadians; Canadians are over-consuming snacks, fats and foods not belonging to the basic food groups.

Backgrounder: Obesity trends in Canada
By Banaz Al-khalidi

The prevalence of obesity in Canada has substantially increased over the past 30 years. More than one in four Canadian adults have obesity and childhood obesity has tripled during the same time period. The obesity epidemic is one of the biggest health challenges facing Canadians today.


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