An ounce of prevention or a ton of trouble? [electronic resource] : is there an epidemic of obesity in children?
Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Medical Association, 2005
1 electronic text ([iii], 19 p.) : ill., some col., digital file.
9780919047525 (print)
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Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Medical Association, 2005
9780919047525 (print)
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Introduction -- Part I. Information about childhood obesity. Causes and risk factors -- Nutrition -- Physical activity -- The combined influence of nutrition and activity -- Health consequences -- Obesity and hypertension -- Obesity and Type 2 diabetes -- Obesity and mental health -- Part II. The physicians role - what can you do. Assessment and prevention -- Assessment of obesity in children -- BMI is used differently with children than it is with adults -- Example (BMI chart) -- Treatment -- Educating families -- Part III. Strategies to influence outcomes. Influencing public policy -- Nutrition in schools -- Physical activity in schools -- The power of 1 -- Marketing targeted to children.
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"A position paper by the Ontario Medical Association, October 2005."
"This paper was prepared by the OMA Child Health Committee"--p. [i].
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Issued as part of the Canadian Electronic Library, Documents collection, Canadian health research collection, and Canadian public policy collection.
This paper outlines the prevalence of childhood obesity in Ontario, and it makes recommendations for physicians, school boards, government, and families to promote healthier lifestyles and reduce the risk of childhood obesity.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 18-19).

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