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revised July 26, 2007

State of the Region's Health 2005

Arrow BulletChapter 5 - Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity

  • In 2003, only four in every 10 Peel adults reported eating the recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables per day.

  • The proportion of Peel adults who were physically inactive increased across age groups.

  • There is growing recognition that the increasing trend of overweight and obesity is being driven by environmental factors that affect our eating and physical activity behaviours.

  • The effective management of weight involves a range of long-term strategies.

  • A co-ordinated, sustained, multisectoral approach is required to reverse the increasing trend in obesity.

Chapter 5 - Factors Contributing to Overweight and Obesity
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