Healthy Weights (Children)

Childhood obesity is a public health issue across the country. Currently, one in four children and youth in Canada are overweight or obese.  Addressing the factors that contribute to obesity early in a person’s life helps to reduce the likelihood of being overweight or obese in adolescence and adulthood.

What you will find

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

Note: Several provinces/territories and international jurisdictions have healthy weight strategies and guidelines that promote healthy weights across many populations and are not specific to children and youth. For this information, please see the topic page on healthy weights (adults).

Data

A first step to planning a program or policy change on childhood obesity is to understand the topic through surveillance data.

Canadian Data

Aboriginal Data

Provincial/Territorial Data

Alberta

New Brunswick

Manitoba

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Quebec

Prince Edward Island

International Data

Australia

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organisation

Government Strategies (Frameworks, Action Plans, etc.)

Canadian Strategies

Provincial/Territorial Strategies

Alberta

British Columbia

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Ontario

Territories

International Strategies

Australia

Europe

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

United Kingdom

United States

World Health Organization

Guidance

Canadian Guidance

Provincial/Territorial Guidance

Alberta

British Columbia

Ontario

Quebec

International Guidance

United States

United Kingdom

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE)

World Health Organization (WHO)

Systematic Reviews of the Research

Selected reviews from HealthEvidence.org:

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