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Web Resources for and about Children, Youth and Obesity

Active living for overweight youth

http://64.26.159.200/cflri/tips/91/LT91_06.html

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

http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/html/newnotable/may1_2001e.html

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

http://www.canadian-health-network.ca/html/newnotable/may1_2001e.html

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.