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Canadian Journal of Public Health

, Volume 98, Issue 6, pp 457–459 | Cite as

Major Initiatives Related to Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in Canada

The Year in Review
  • Mark S. TremblayEmail author
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Abstract

This commentary briefly reviews 10 significant initiatives related to childhood obesity and physical inactivity in Canada in 2007. These include: the Children’s Fitness Tax Credit; CAN-PLAY research findings from the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute; resurrection of ParticipACTION; Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report from the Standing Committee on Health; launch of the Canadian Health Measures Survey; publication of the Canadian Clinical Practice Guidelines on the Management and Prevention of Obesity in Adults and Children; Canada’s food and beverage industry initiatives launch; hosting the International Conference on Physical Activity and Obesity in Children; release of the Active Healthy Kids Canada report card on physical activity for children and youth; and publication of the “advancing the future of Canada’s physical activity measurement and guidelines” project. The diversity and intensity of activity addressing the childhood obesity and physical inactivity “epidemic” in Canada is encouraging and must be maintained.

MeSH terms

Motor activity movement obesity child adolescent 

Résumé

Nous passons brièvement en revue 10 grandes initiatives liées à l’obésité et à la sédentarité chez les enfants au Canada en 2007. Ce sont: le Crédit d’impôt pour la condition physique des enfants; les résultats de l’étude sur l’activité physique des jeunes au Canada (ÉAPJC) de l’Institut canadien de la recherche sur la condition physique et le mode de vie; la résurrection de ParticipACTION; le rapport Des enfants en santé: une question de poids du Comité permanent de la santé de la Chambre des communes; le lancement de l’Enquête canadienne sur les mesures de la santé; la publication des Lignes directrices canadiennes de 2006 sur la prise en charge et la prévention de l’obésité chez les adultes et les enfants; le lancement des initiatives de l’industrie des aliments et des boissons du Canada; la conférence internationale organisée par l’Université Queen’s sur l’activité physique et l’obésité chez les enfants; la publication du Bulletin canadien de l’activité physique chez les jeunes de Jeunes en forme Canada; et la publication des résultats du projet « Advancing the Future of Physical Activity Measurement and Guidelines in Canada » de la Société canadienne de physiologie de l’exercice. La diversité et l’intensité des mesures de lutte contre « l’épidémie » d’obésité et de sédentarité chez les enfants au Canada sont encourageantes et doivent être soutenues.

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© The Canadian Public Health Association 2007

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Statistics CanadaOttawaCanada

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