Curbing Childhood Obesity: A Federal, Provincial and Territorial Framework for Action to Promote Healthy Weights

"Between 1978/79 and 2004, the combined prevalence of overweight and obesity among those
aged two to 17 increased from 15 per cent to 26 per cent. Increases were highest among youth, aged 12 to 17 years, with overweight and obesity more than doubling for this age group, from 14 per cent to 29 per cent. In addition, young people of Aboriginal origin (off -reserve) had a signifi cantly high combined overweight/obesity rate of 41 per cent." Various other statistics, demographics, etc.

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Public Health Agency of Canada