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Web Resources Related to Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children: Developing an Intersectoral Policy Consensus Conference (OHPE 626)

The Policy Consensus Conference materials are available on the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) website including the consensus statement and the Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report by the Standing Committee on Health, March 2007. Available at http://www.cdpac.ca/content.php?doc=107.

The Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) Position Statement on Obesity and the Impact of Marketing on Children is available on the CDPAC website at http://www.cdpac.ca/content.php?doc=133.

Information on marketing and advertising to children is available on the Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance of Canada (CDPAC) website including the Canadian Code of Advertising Standard: Interpretation Guidelines. Available at http://www.cdpac.ca/content.php?doc=73.

Information on the Canadian Children’s Food and Beverage Advertising Initiative is available on the Food and Consumer Products of Canada website at http://www.fcpc.ca/issues/hal/splash/index.html.

The Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute’s (CFLRI) Physical Activity Levels Among Youth (CAN PLAY) survey is a major national survey to examine physical activity levels of children and youth. It provides an effective and objective means of studying current fitness and physical activity patterns of Canada's young people. Approximately 10,000 children and youth (approximately 6,000 families) were randomly selected across Canada for the survey which started in 2005 and will be conducted annually until 2010. Available at http://www.cflri.ca/eng/programs/canplay/.