Nearly one third of Canadian children and youth are obese and the numbers are increasing. Children with obesity are more likely to continue to be obese as adults and obesity in adults is associated with many health conditions such as type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure.
There are effective ways to prevent, identify and treat obesity. Early recognition and intervention is the key to effective treatment. Preparing and eating food at home, increasing time for family fitness and limiting screen time are just a few of the ways to create a healthy lifestyle.
Adopting a healthy lifestyle can benefit all families but it often means making lifestyle changes. The Caroline Family Health Team of Burlington consists of many health professionals who would be able to discuss obesity related concerns with you and provide supportive care that meets your specific needs.