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New Report--Obesity: An Overview of Current Landscape and Prevention-Related Activities in Ontario

This report from Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance for the Public Health Agency of Canada from the Ontario was released on April 30.

"The Ontario Chronic Disease Prevention Alliance (OCDPA) was contracted by
PHAC-ON/NU to perform a literature review and compile a list of obesity
prevention-related initiatives within the province of Ontario....This report has been designed to support and enhance capacity among staff working within the PHAC-ON/NU Regional Office in understanding the complexities of obesity and its prevention. The report provides a brief overview of the issue of obesity in Ontario and Canada and provides a listing of current initiatives that address and support activities related to its prevention. In addition, the report provides an overview of available tools that can help plan, assess and provide support to obesity prevention-related initiatives in Ontario. The scope of this report is on primary prevention and focus on weight, modifiable risk factors associated with overweight and obesity and the determinants that afect them." (fromn "Purpose and Scope of the Report")

Visit for excerpts from the Executive Summary and a link to the full report in PDF format.