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The Latest on Childhood Obesity
Protecting your children from the health risks of obesity! Over the last 25 years, obesity rates among children and youth in Canada have nearly tripled. This represents a troubling statistic as excess weight has many negative effects on children’s health.
Did You Know?…
The over-consumption of sugar-sweetened drinks is linked to childhood obesity??
To help children maintain a healthy body weight, Canada’s Food Guide recommends limiting their intake of soft drinks and other sweetened beverages. Encourage them to quench their thirst with water.
With excessive weight gain, kids are at higher risk of developing a range of health problems in childhood and in their later years, including:
Weight problems in childhood are likely to persist into their adult years. Teenagers who are obese have an 80% chance of remaining obese as adults.
Visit Canada’s Food Guide at www.hc-sc.gc.ca
It is then important to discuss your wishes with your family.