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Web Resources for and about Children, Youth and Obesity

Active living for overweight youth

Recommends physical activity to prevent obesity in children and youth. Offers tips for parents to encourage overweight children to become physically active.

Childhood obesity: an alarming trend

Argues that the incidence of overweight children in Canada is growing. Gives advice on determining the appropriateness of a child's weight. Discusses the roles of exercise and healthy diet in weight control. Offers suggestions on how to increase a child's activity level. Includes links to related sites.

Class action: child and youth health

Discusses the importance of physical activity in schools; the obesity epidemic among children and adolescents; Alberta initiatives such as the Ever Active Schools Movement; and Canada's Physical Activity Guide for Children & Youth.