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Canada: Government Inquiry into Childhood Obesity reports back

Health Committee recommends bold, comprehensive strategy to solve childhood obesity and physical inactivity

After an extensive inquiry into childhood obesity and fitness this year, the British Columbia Select Standing Committee on Health has released its final report. It contains 36 recommendations.

The chair of the Committee says, “We recommend bold measures, including lifting the PST exemption for snack foods and pop, investing in public health and fitness facilities, and creating a group to work with industry to reduce the sugar, fat and salt content in the food we consume.”

Read more: Media release, BC Government, 29 Nov 2006

A Strategy for Combatting Childhood Obesity and Physical Inactivity in British Columbia

Read the report

Read the Terms of Reference for the Inquiry

Published on November 29, 2006 in International news