Welcome to the Childhood Obesity Foundation. We are a Canadian registered charity and a leading Canadian authority on issues related to childhood obesity.
In Canada over 30% of children and youth are considered overweight or obese. The Childhood Obesity Foundation is dedicated to identifying, evaluation and promoting best practices in healthy nutrition and physical activity to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity.
The Childhood Obesity Foundation is extremely proud to be working in partnership with the BC Ministry of Health on the Childhood Healthy Weights Intervention Initiative. This initiative includes:
Many thanks to all our partners in the initiative, including ShapedownBC at BC Children's Hospital, Provincial Health Services Authority, the regional health authorities, the YMCA of Greater Vancouver (YMCA), BC Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), Dietitian Services at HealthLink BC and the Physical Activity Line, as well as all the stakeholders across BC who are working collaboratively to prevent and manage childhood obesity.
MEND is accepting new families! Learn more here
ShapedownBC is accepting referrals! Learn more here
Teachers interested in learning more about Screen Smart and receiving free copies of Screen Smart resources should sign up for the Action Schools! BC 5-2-1-0 Workshop. This workshop is cross-curricular collaboration featuring Action Schools! BC Healthy Eating and Physical Activity, Sip Smart! BC, and Screen Smart resources that support school health promotion messaging of: 5 or more servings of vegetables and fruit; 2 hours of screen time or less; 1 hour or more of physical activity; and 0 sugary drinks per day. The Screen Smart program is available free of charge on the Screen Smart website here.