No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy – Ontario Healthy Kids Panel – 4 March 2013

Posted on March 8, 2013. Filed under: Child Health / Paediatrics, Health Status | Tags: |

No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy – Ontario Healthy Kids Panel – 4 March 2013

“Parents in Ontario want their children to grow up healthy, happy and ready to succeed in life. But, childhood overweight and obesity are undermining children’s health. Almost one in every three children in Ontario is now an unhealthy weight. The problem is more severe in boys than girls, and in Aboriginal children.

Overweight and obesity are threatening our children’s future and the future of our province, which looks to its children for the next generation of citizens and leaders. If our children are not healthy, then our society will not flourish. Overweight and obesity also threaten the sustainability of our health care system. In 2009, obesity cost Ontario $4.5 billion. To create a different future, we must act now!”

Media release

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