Childhood obesity is now a crisis in Canada and is threatening our children’s future and the future of our nation. One in four adult Canadians and one in ten children are clinically obese and almost one in every three children in Ontario is now an unhealthy weight. Teens are developing coronary-artery disease and children under age 10 are being diagnosed with type 2 diabetes.
An estimated one in seven children and youth live in poverty in Canada and may not be getting nutritious food. If our children are not healthy, then our society will not flourish. One in three families can’t afford to enrol their kids in organized sport, after-school activities and recreation.
This holiday season, break down barriers and give the gift of good health!