Childhood Obesity: Children in Canada Introduction Obesity among children in Canada has attained the proportions of an epidemic. It is known that childhood obesity has developed as an issue in Canada as well as other countries relatively recently and is associated with two trends. The first trend relates to the rise of the fast food industry and the second to a change to a sedentary lifestyle. What is not known is how to control the issue of obesity since virtually all of the interventions which have been attempted to address the problem have failed. This paper will demonstrate what exactly childhood obesity is, how it evolved, and the extent of this problem. Above all, I will discuss the importance of bringing childhood obesity under...The end:
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