Navigation Links
Obesity Tackled at School Level

The Ontario government is tackling obesity by aiming at getting the children in northern communities to eat their vegetables. //

According to Health Promotion Minister, Jim Watson, the government would be launching a pilot project this fall, where carrot sticks, apples and other fresh fruit and vegetables would be supplied to children in elementary schools in Northern Ontario.

"My ultimate goal is, if successful, I'd like to see it stretched throughout the province of Ontario," Mr. Watson said.

The health ministry has planned to spend about $450,000 on the project in elementary schools north of Parry Sound, which is 230 kilometres north of Toronto with the list of schools to be released next month.

Similar projects have also been undertaken in jurisdictions like British Columbia, which had set up a pilot program in 10 elementary schools last year, and England, whereby students in more than 500 schools were reached in 2000.

According to Mr. Watson childhood obesity rates have tripled in 15 years. In fact it has been estimated that one in every six adults in the country is obese.

In November 2004 Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health Sheela Basrur had called attention to the "obesity epidemic" threatening the health of Ontarians by an increase in heart disease, stroke and hypertension. The present project was initiated by the government in response to this.

"I am very heartened by the government's response to my report," Dr. Basrur. "This is a very promising start towards a strategy that ultimately will need to extend more broadly."

Dr. Basrur has applauded the initiation of the pilot project in the north because fresh fruit and vegetables were both scarce and expensive here.

Many communities have initiated their own movements to encourage children to include more fruits and vegetables in their diet. For instance in Windsor, JumpStart Community Nutrition provides fresh vegetabl
'"/>




Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Lean Protein Could Be Key to Obesity Drugs
2. Obesity raises IVF miscarriage risk
3. Obesity a risk for pancreatic cancer
4. Obesity shortens lifespan
5. Is Obesity a risk factor?
6. Obesity a global problem
7. Obesity increases health costs
8. Obesity in children a risk factor for diabetes
9. Decrease of Hunger Hormone after Obesity Surgery
10. Obesity risk for immobilized adults
11. Obesity risk can be reduced by eating breakfast regularly
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
TAG: Obesity Tackled School Level

(Date:12/25/2014)... Product liability lawsuits filed in the ... http://www.consumerinjurylawyers.com/DePuy/ ) continue to move forward in federal court, ... in the U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio ... conference on January 7, 2015, at the Paul G. ... Palm Beach, Florida. The Conference is scheduled to begin ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 The short film “Color of ... in honor of a true 9/11 hero, Welles Remy Crowther. ... including the 24 hours of Nuremberg International Short Film Festival ... , Actress, screenwriter and director Luciana Lagana plays ... together with her husband, Gregory Graham - Graham ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 When head lice hits a ... a frenzy to get rid of it while keeping it ... Coral Gables now have the solution right in their neighborhood: ... location, Lice Troopers provides full spectrum head lice screening and ... area, including Sunset, Key Biscayne, Brickell, Coconut Grove, Kendall, Pinecrest ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... common during the holidays, but there are strategies that can ... arrive at a party hungry. It may seem logical to ... party, but deprivation leads to hunger, and hunger leads to ... Mount Kisco, N.Y., said in a hospital news release. ... to have a snack before attending a party when you ...
(Date:12/25/2014)... 25, 2014 Thousands of transvaginal mesh ... in a number of multidistrict litigations currently underway in ... Liebhard LLP reports. According to an Order issued on ... a Joint Status Conference in all of the proceedings ... been directed to submit a proposed agenda to the ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing DePuy ASR Hip Lawsuit Set to Convene Conference in January, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 2Health News:The True 9/11 Hero Story “Color of Honor” Premieres in Germany and Bangladesh: Luciana Lagana Plays the Mother of the Lead and Co-Produces with Blaise Dolcemaschio. 3Health News:Coral Gables Florida Gets Ready to Be Lice-Free with Lice Troopers 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 2Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 3Health News:Federal Court Overseeing Thousands of Transvaginal Mesh Lawsuits Set to Convene Joint Status Conference for All Litigations, Bernstein Liebhard LLP Reports 4
... lumpectomy linked to depression, fear, study finds , , WEDNESDAY, ... who opt for breast-conserving cancer surgery say they now ... their quality of life, a new study says. , ... were twice as likely to fear their cancer returning ...
... jump in number of those over 70 who are ,doing ... comes to sex, grandma and grandpa are having more of ... the study, the last quarter century has seen a dramatic ... whether married or unmarried. And as an added bonus, seniors ...
... MLAB ) announced today that it has been ... of the 100 fastest-growing,publicly held small companies in the ... with annual revenues of less than $200 million and,rank ... and stock,performance over the past three years. This was ...
... -- China Medicine,Corporation (OTC Bulletin Board: CHME; ... leading distributor and developer of ethical and,over-the-counter ... supplements, medical devices, and medical formulations in ... that it released a white,paper on Recombinant ...
... 9 Nyer Medical Group,Inc. (Nasdaq: NYER ... Medical Supplies,Inc., ("ADCO South") its Florida Medical-Surgical division. ... was awarded a two-year,contract with Sunrise Senior Living, ... 16 of the company,s Assisted Living Facilities in,Massachusetts. ...
... Texas, July 9 SKINTASTIC(TM),Medical and Surgical Rejuvenation ... FDA-approved EVOLENCE(R) -- the latest injectable collagen filler,in ... EVOLENCE(R) boasts immediate, predictable visible results, with little,swelling. ... EVOLENCE(R) in a,comparison study against a popular dermal ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Breast-Conserving Surgery Leaves Many Cancer Patients Disappointed 2Health News:Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever 2Health News:Seniors Having More Sex Than Ever 3Health News:Mesa Laboratories, Inc. Named to Fortune Small Business Magazine's 2008 List 2Health News:China Medicine Releases White Paper on Developing Recombinant Aflatoxin-Detoxifizyme 2Health News:Nyer Medical Group, Inc. Announces Sale of Company's Florida Medical-Surgical Division; Pharmacy Division Awarded Two-Year Preferred Supplier Contract 2Health News:Nyer Medical Group, Inc. Announces Sale of Company's Florida Medical-Surgical Division; Pharmacy Division Awarded Two-Year Preferred Supplier Contract 3Health News:New Injectable Collagen Filler Offers Natural Results 2
(Date:12/24/2014)... FLINT, Mich. , Dec. 24, 2014  Diplomat ... largest independent specialty pharmacy, is proud to announce ... and quality at Diplomat, will take office as the ... 2015. The formal induction ceremony will take place Feb. ... which will be held at the Renaissance Center in ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... , Dec. 23, 2014 PuraMed BioScience®, ... of over-the-counter (OTC) medicinal and healthcare products, announced it ... MigraPure® H, a hemp-based, advanced headache relief product, for ... in Colorado , Washington ... With the MigraPure H Advanced headache relief ...
(Date:12/24/2014)... -- ResMed (NYSE: RMD ) today announced its ... device manufacturer BMC Medical Co., Ltd. The ... below infringe ResMed,s patents, and entered an order prohibiting BMC ... the United States : , iVolve nasal ... nasal pillows mask , iVolve full face mask ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 2Diplomat's senior director of education and quality to be inducted as 2015 president of the Michigan Pharmacists Association 3PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 2PuraMed BioScience Nears Final Stages Needed for Distribution of MigraPure H 3ResMed Wins Patent Infringement Lawsuit Against Chinese Manufacturer BMC Medical 2
... Risk Based on Clinical Data, ... WALTHAM, Mass., July 22 Interleukin Genetics,Inc. (Amex: ... an enhanced test report,format and information package for ... currently marketed under the brand name Gensona(R) Heart ...
... The SEAS (Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in,Aortic Stenosis) ... with the combination of simvastatin (40 mg daily) ... stenosis., Aortic stenosis (which involves partial blockage ... relatively common disease among older people in Western,populations. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Interleukin Genetics Launches Enhanced Heart Health Genetic Test Report Format 2Interleukin Genetics Launches Enhanced Heart Health Genetic Test Report Format 3Results From the SEAS (Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis) Study 2Results From the SEAS (Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis) Study 3Results From the SEAS (Simvastatin and Ezetimibe in Aortic Stenosis) Study 4
Luria bertani broth: 1.0% Tryptone, 0.5% Yeast Extract, 1.0% Sodium Chloride....
2.5% Soytone, 4.8% Yeast Extract, 0.025% Magnesium Sulfate, 130mM Calcium Chloride....
... pH: pH(4.7%, H 2 O): 7.0 ... 47% Potassium Phosphate Dibasic: 25% Potassium Phosphate Monobasic: ... powder per liter of purified water. Autoclave. Application: ... proteins than LB media by allowing for greater ...
...
Medicine Products: