Towards a Healthier Canada - Text Version

Important efforts are underway to help make social and physical environments where children, live, learn and play more supportive of physical activity and healthy eating. Measuring, monitoring and reporting on key indicators in these areas will assist governments (and other sectors) in gauging progress and informing future efforts.

Healthy Weights

Childhood obesity has both immediate and long-term negative health outcomes, and is strongly linked to various chronic conditions, including type-2 diabetes, heart disease, and certain types of cancer.

Physical Activity

Physical activity plays a fundamental role in healthy weights and healthy living, and helps to prevent chronic diseases.

Healthy Eating

The availability and accessibility of nutritious foods are necessary for healthy eating, an important factor in promoting healthy weights.

Supportive Environments

Actions to support change must reach children where they live, learn and play. Many sectors at all levels play a role in building supportive social and physical environments.

For further information: Towards a Healthier Canada

Most recent data as of August 2013

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