Earlier this year, as Minister of Health Promotion, I launched
Ontario's Action Plan for Healthy Eating and Active Living. This plan
was a response to the Chief Medical Officer of Health's "Healthy
Weights, Healthy Lives" Report, which sounded an alarm with findings
that Ontarians are living and working in environments that actually
promote or encourage obesity.
As part of our Healthy Eating and Active Living Strategy, the Ministry
of Health Promotion will be hosting a major conference on healthy
eating and active living in Toronto on November 29 to 30,2006. The
conference will bring together internationally and nationally respected
experts to examine initiatives and best practices that integrate
healthy eating and physical activity.
More information will follow in the weeks to come. In the meantime,
please hold the dates for this exciting conference so that together we
can take one more step towards creating a culture of health and
well-being in Ontario.