A recent report from Statistics Canada has unveiled that 33% of Canadian children are overweight. In order to reach at the above given result, they authorities concerned adopted the method of the World Health Organization to know the ideal weight of kids.
The officials used the data of Canadian Health Measures Survey, which was taken out from 2009 to 2011. After assessing the survey, it was revealed that 31.5% children or approximately 1.6 million children are obese.
Another thing that was being noticed in the report was that boys were more into unhealthy habits than girls. It was said so, as boys were three times more fat than girls in the age group of five to 11 years.
After US and New Zealand, it seems that it is the turn of Canada to take out certain strategies to curb obesity. Experts were of the view that it is a high time now that the authorities concerned should take stern steps.
“More people met the threshold based on those new guidelines, so it looks like there’s a jump up in the number of kids who are overweight or obese”, said Dr. Mark Tremblay, who is director of Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research in Ottawa.
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