Some of the highest provincial rates of childhood obesity are found in Eastern Ontario. Unhealthy weight in children can lead to medical conditions that we normally see in middle-aged adults (e.g. hypertension, diabetes, and respiratory problems).
To tackle this serious public health problem, the Eastern Ontario Health Unit has launched the Energize...Now for Tomorrow! program. Energize representatives are working hard throughout the community, schools, and workplaces to offer education, training, and networking opportunities with the aim of reducing the level of childhood obesity within the five Eastern Counties.
Energize... Now for Tomorrow! Executive Summary
Energize Community Taskforces : Help reduce childhood overweight and obesity in your community by joining your local taskforce.
Nutri-Baskets : Learn how to read food labels and make healthier choices for your family.
Active Living: A Little Bit Goes a Long Way! (Healthful)
Healthy Weights: It's Your Business (Healthful)
Sports Parents (Healthful)
To get free copies of healthy lifestyle resources (Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide, Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Youth, etc.), call 613-933-1375 or 1 800 267-7120 and ask for Health Line.
Canada’s Physical Activity Guide for Youth
Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide