Obesity Canada

Will We Ever Eat Healthy?

Bill Bogart | Posted 02.19.2014 | Canada Living
Bill Bogart

Anti-obesity advocates take note: one of your favoured strategies is a bust. Last week the Ontario Auditor General's Report concluded that banning junk food in schools in that province has been a clear failure. Why? For several reasons but a main one is that kids are voting with their feet.

Reducing Obesity: It Takes a Village

Trudy Lieberman | Posted 01.28.2014 | Canada Living
Trudy Lieberman

During my recent visit to Canada, I had a chance to meet Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, an obesity expert. What he had to say about reducing obesity was somewhat surprising and could be useful for people who are struggling to lose weight or helping others who are.

How Living Life to the Fullest Can Make You Fit

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 06.05.2013 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

Our youth population is inactive, and it's continuing into adulthood. Our food choices at the store are becoming more and more processed. This is a nation that has forgotten what it means to get out and see the world. All of it can change by finding your motivation to live life to it's fullest.

The Secret To Canada's Thinnest Province? Eating The Most Dessert

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 11.07.2012 | Canada Living

The province with the biggest sweet tooth doesn't seem to have a problem fitting into their jeans. According to a new study by market research com...

Should These Come With A Warning Label?

CP | Helen Branswell, The Canadian Press | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Ontario doctors have launched an assault on obesity, saying society should aggressively fight the epidemic using the tools that have made ma...

What Percentage Of Canadian Kids Are Overweight?

CP | Sheryl Ubelacker, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.20.2012 | Canada Living

TORONTO - Almost a third of Canadian children are either overweight or obese, says a report from Statistics Canada that bases its figures on the World...

Stigmatizing the Obese Hurts Everyone

Timi Gustafson, R.D. | Posted 07.17.2012 | Canada Living
Timi Gustafson, R.D.

Prejudices against the overweight seem to develop early. One study found that children as young as three years of age believed fat people were "mean, stupid, ugly, and had few friends." People suffering from emotional distress in connection with weight problems are much less likely to succeed in their efforts to improve their health. For our society in general, a shift in attitude would help.

Taking Action on Obesity

Silken Laumann | Posted 05.06.2012 | Canada Living
Silken Laumann

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. David Butler Jones warns that if we continue on this trajectory by 2023, 70% of Canadians will be overweight or obese....

Fat Tax Won't Cut Government Bloat

Neil Seeman | Posted 02.10.2012 | Canada Politics
Neil Seeman

Provinces that propose to tax sugary beverages may increase their general revenues; but as a strategy to reduce the severe chronic illness and huge financial costs associated with obesity, it will fail to accomplish anything -- except expanding the power of bureaucrats.

To Fight Obesity, Use Homes and Cities as Exercise Machines

Avi Friedman, Ph.D. | Posted 09.23.2011 | Canada
Avi Friedman, Ph.D.

Why do waistlines keep expanding? The common tendency is to blame people's poor dietary choices, made worse by their inactivity. But if one is to point out the main culprits of our effort-free habits, the motor vehicle and suburbia would be the ones.