Childhood obesity poses an urgent and serious challenge globally, and here in Canada as well. Nearly one in three (32%) Canadian children are at an unhealthy weight. Children with obesity are four times more likely to remain obese adults, and are at an increased risk of developing chronic physical and mental health problems.
The Preventing Childhood Obesity Tool is designed to help guide conversations with paediatric patients (2-17 years of age) and their families over a series of visits that focus on healthy lifestyle choices and goal-setting. These discussions should take place with all patients because weight is not necessarily an accurate reflection of lifestyle and nutrition choices. The information in the Tool is designed to provide support in:
To access the tool and view other tools similar to this one, please click here.