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World Obesity Federation
But now they need to go down.
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It seems (Health Canada's) 'consultation' is nothing more than a rubber stamp for public measures to protect us from ourselves.
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Inactivity can cause all sorts of health problems for children.
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He was at risk of harming his liver and other organs.
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And it comes down to more than lifestyle factors.
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Such deeply alarming and disturbing statistics reveal a magnitude of problems that affect a large portion of Canada's youngest citizens. But these are more than numbers. They represent children who each have a name, and whose lives and futures are diminished each day by preventable causes.
Parenting expert Alyson Schafer weighs in.
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"She likes to eat," the mother said. She didn't have to spell it out. It was obvious that her child at the age of nine was well on her way to become obese. I counseled clients like her before. They keep coming to my practice on a regular basis. Sadly, they will have to cope with the consequences for the rest of their lives.
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This is the first time rates have fallen in the past few decades.
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The rate of childhood obesity among youth and adolescents have tripled to almost 1 in 3 in the last three decades in Canada.
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As childhood obesity rates continue to rise worldwide, we are now approaching the level of a major public health crisis. While that is common knowledge among experts, the alarming news doesn't seem to reach millions upon millions of parents who keep overfeeding their offspring with unhealthy meals and fattening treats
By the end of this decade, diseases stemming from poor diet and unhealthy lifestyle choices will top all other causes of death worldwide. At the same time, there are no effective policies in place to tackle the most pressing problems such as the obesity epidemic and other so-called non-communicable diseases (NCDs).