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MEND Your Ways and Create Healthy Kids for Life

Statistics show that obese children have an 80 per cent or higher probability of becoming obese adults. Adults who have unhealthy weights are at increased risk of heart disease, cancers, strokes and type 2 diabetes. In Canada, approximately 30 per cent of children and youth are either overweight or obese, that's up from 15 per cent in 1978. That's why efforts are underway across the province, including in your community, to help families live a healthy lifestyle

B.C. Steps Up Childhood Obesity Fight

VANCOUVER - The B.C. government is spending $2 million to expand programs to help overweight children shed some pounds.Health Minister Margaret MacDiarmid says childhood obesity is becoming an epidemi...