Healthy Weights (Adults)

Maintaining a healthy weight can play an important role in promoting health. The issue of healthy weights is high on the public health agenda in Canada and around the world.

What you will find

These resources provide Canadian and international information to help you plan programs which promote healthy weights. For more information, please visit the Best Practices section for interventions related to healthy weights.

Data

A first step to planning a program to promote healthy weights is to understand the issue through surveillance data.

Canadian Data

Statistics Canada

Provincial/Territorial Data

Data by province/territory is available from Statistics Canada. Provincial/territorial data can be accessed from the links below.

Ontario

Quebec

International Data

Australia

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United States

World Health Organization

Economic burden of obesity

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Canada, several Canadian provinces and international jurisdictions have a specific healthy weights strategy for children and youth, as well as strategies for healthy eating and physical activity. For this information, please see the topic pages on healthy weights-children, nutrition and physical activity.

Canadian Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

British Columbia

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Newfoundland and Labrador

Prince Edward Island

Quebec

Territories

International Strategies

Australia

France

  • Programme national nutrition santé 2011-2015 (French only). Multisectoral national nutrition and health program with the goal of reducing risk factors fro chronic disease through a focus on nutrition. République Française (2011).

Scotland

United Kingdom

United States

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Ontario

International Guidance

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Systematic Reviews of the Research

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