This page was reviewed or revised on Monday, February 11, 2013 3:40 PM
Released October 2005.
|For the full Health Status Report 2005 |
click here. (PDF - 3892.92KB)
Introduction – Lambton’s Medical Officer of Health
Weighing the Risks
Healthy Weight 101
Technology, Inactivity and Food
Paying the Price
Tipping the Scales: Re-shaping Lambton
A Call to Action
Appendix A (Calculating BMI)
Appendix B (Levels of Physical Activity)
The Community Health Services Department is currently leading a made-in Lambton strategic planning process to mobilize the community and identify and address the factors that contribute to the obesity epidemic. On October 24, 2005 , community leaders from all sectors were called upon to help to develop a long term plan in order to make this effort come to life. We need the continued support and involvement of all stakeholders in order to identify our strengths, where we need to improve, to set goals and measure our progress. Parents, teachers, politicians, health professionals, recreation leaders and municipal planners are all part of the solution. This community has a strong history of working together to plan for a better future. We have the people, the skills, the knowledge, and the will to reverse the tide of overweight and obesity.
Together let’s find a way!
Ministry of Health Promotion
The Ministry of Health Promotion's "It's Not Gonna Kill You" campaign is a public education initiative that aims to encourage youth to make healthier nutrition choices and be more physically active.
Link: It's Not Gonna Kill You" Campaign http://www.notgonnakillyou.ca