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An ounce of prevention or a ton of trouble? : is there an epidemic of obesity in children?.

Author: Ontario Medical Association. Child Health Committee.
Publisher: Toronto, Ont. : Ontario Medical Association, 2005.
Series: Position paper (Ontario Medical Association)
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Ontario Medical Association. Child Health Committee.
OCLC Number: 852803552
Notes: Cover title.
"A position paper by the Ontario Medical Association, October 2005."
"This paper was prepared by the OMA Child Health Committee"--Page [i].
Description: 1 online resource ([iii], 19 pages) : illustrations, some color, digital file
Contents: 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.
Series Title: Position paper (Ontario Medical Association)
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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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