It is essential to give priority to physical activity as possible solution to counter the growing epidemic that is obesity. National, regional, and local decision-makers in the fields of health, transportation, the environment, sport, recreation, education, and urban planning must all contribute to make it easy and possible for people to choose to be physically active.
The Weight Coalition would like for government to provide service providers with better support and schools with resources to get children and youth to be more active at school and in the community.
More specifically, we are asking government to:
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A committee of experts formed by the Weight Coalition has proposed five interventions, supported by the literature and meeting with consensus, for young people to be more active at school.