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Childhood Obesity

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Children's Health

Childhood Obesity Foundation
This Canadian foundation promotes best practice and supports families, schools and government agencies in their efforts to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.

Parenting in Peel
This site offers information and resources for parents of children up to 6 years of age on nutrition, growth and development and other parenting issues.

Growing Healthy Canadians: A Guide for Positive Child Development
This guide offers not only a rich source of information, but also a unique perspective on how best to promote the well-being of young people.

Choices 4 Health Network
This site provides information and resources on children's healthy eating and physical activity at home, school and in the community.

Canadian Paediatric Society - Caring for Kids
Child health information from Canada 's paediatric experts.

Healthy Eating

Health Canada: Eating Well with Canada's Food Guide
Download a copy of Canada's Food Guide to Healthy Eating, along with other resources.

Dietitians of Canada
This site provides both information and interactive tools to use in planning a healthy and balanced eating plan.

EatRight Ontario
EatRight Ontario provides trusted information and advice about nutrition and healthy eating. Brought to you by the Ontario Ministry of Health Promotion.

Physical Activity

Health Canada, Canada's Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth
Provides the Physical Activity Guides for Children and Youth along with all the accompanying materials including the Family Guide and Magazines for children and youth.

Canadian Association of Women and Sport and Physical Activity (CAAWS)
This site provides information for mothers on how to be active role models for their children.

Active 2010
This site supports Ontario’s key strategy to increase participation in sport and physical activity. Contains useful information, resources, links as well physical activity tools.

Active Healthy Kids
Active Healthy Kids Canada advocates the importance of quality, accessible, and enjoyable physical activity participation experiences for children and youth

Body Image and Self-Esteem

Body Positive
This site looks at ways to feel good in the bodies that we have.

This site provides information and strategies for parents and professionals to help kids cope with stress.

Healthy Body Image
Information on healthy body image and self-esteem

Eating Problems and Eating Disorders

National Eating Disorder Information Centre (NEDIC)
Canadian organization providing information and resources on eating disorders and weight preoccupation.

Sheena's Place
A centre offering support services at no cost to people with eating disorders and their families.

National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
American organization providing information and resources on eating disorders, body image and weight issues.

Websites for Kids

An interactive site for children and youth to help them learn the importance of healthy eating and physical activity.

BAM! Body and Mind
BAM! is designed to give kids 9 to 13 years of age information to make healthy lifestyle choices (e.g., physical activity and healthy eating). The site contains kid-friendly games, quizzes and other interactive features.

New Moon
This is a website where girls aged 8 to 14 can express themselves and make their voices heard. It also contains other resources written by other girls in this age group.

Not going to kill you
This website geared to kids provides physical activity and nutrition information along with links to provincial sport organizations.

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