Canadian Initiative Combats Childhood Obesity

Iniciativa contra la obesidad

In recent decades, overweight and childhood obesity have increased in Canada, where the number of children and adolescents aged 2 to 17 years suffering from overweight and obesity has increased from 15% in 1979 to 26% in 2004. Thus, more than 1 in 4 Canadian children are overweight or obese.

To cope with this epidemic, the country presented to the Deputy Director of PAHO, Jon Andrus, the strategy undertaken to reduce these rates to be shared with other countries in the Americas facing the same situation.
The initiative is “Curbing Childhood Obesity: A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights.”
Here is the document of the initiative.

 
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