By Monique Potvin Kent advertising, Canadian children, child obesity rates, Childhood obesity, children, children's health, food advertisting, Healthy choices, junk food, kids, Obesity, obesity epidemic, Obesity prevention, obesity trends
New study shows Canadian kids see more than 25 million online food and beverage ads a year — mostly for junk food A version of this commentary appeared in Policy Options, the Hamilton Spectator and the Waterloo Region Record Dear Parents, I’m writing you because you may be in the dark about the amount of unhealthy […]
By Banaz Al-khalidi activity levels, BMI, body composition, Canada, Childhood obesity, Chronic disease, eating habits, Edmonton Obesity Staging System, Obesity, obesity epidemic, Obesity prevention, obesity trends, physical activity, waist circumference, weight in children
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.