Thin gruel in the face of the national child obesity epidemic

Vogel, Lauren
November 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;11/23/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 17, pE779
Academic Journal
The article reports on the child obesity epidemic in Canada, in which health advocates say that it will never be solved without a national child nutrition strategy, restrictions on junk food advertising and federal funding. Democrat Member of Parliament Olivia Chow adds that the federal government provides no federal policy, coordination, and funding to solve the epedemic. A comparison between the national food programs in the U.S., Japan and Great Britain and the Canadian program is presented.


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