British Columbia’s Continuum for the Prevention, Management, and Treatment of Health Issues Related to Overweight and Obesity in Children and Youth

In British Columbia, there are currently multiple efforts to create supportive environments that increase access to physical activity and healthy eating where children live, learn and play. In order to maximize their effectiveness we need to better communicate and integrate promotion, prevention, identification and treatment efforts. The “British Columbia’s Continuum for the Prevention, Management, and Treatment of Health Issues Related to Overweight and Obesity in Children and Youth” was developed to address this need.

The Continuum document was created through a collaboration between the Childhood Obesity Foundation, Child Health BC and the BC Ministry of Health. The Continuum presents BC’s approach for the promotion of healthy weights and management of overweight and obesity-related health issues in children and youth.

It is intended that the Continuum will enhance the coordination and integration of current efforts, and will encourage conversation around considerations and directions for future growth.

This Continuum recognizes that we must all work together to ensure that BC’s children and youth have the best possible opportunities to live a long and healthy life.

Click here to read the report.

On October 20, 2016, Child Health BC, The BC Ministry of Health and Childhood Obesity Foundation hosted a webinar on BC’s Continuum for Healthy Weights.  Please view this webinar, below:

LIVE 5-2-1-0!

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or more veggies and fruit per day

 

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no more than two hours of screen time a day

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hour of physical activity or more per day

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no sugary drinks