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Childhood Obesity and Participation in Sport, Recreation, and Leisure

By: Shayna T. There is strong evidence that childhood obesity and overweight is rising rapidly in Canada (Tremblay & Willms, 2003). Obesity among Canadian children aged 7-13 years has tripled from 5 to 15% (Tremblay & Willms, 2000) between 1981 and … Continue reading

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Awareness of Obesity in Today’s Youth

By Greg S. “The effects of out-of-school time on changes in youth risk of obesity across the adolescent years,” a recent study by Zarrett and Bell (2014), examines the effects of out of school time activities on youth weight through … Continue reading

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Are Canadian parents dia-beating their children?

By: Ryan L. Positive youth development is a concept that can be applied to and be affected by a vast array of contexts, situations and environments; it can be shaped (positively, or negatively) by friends, parents, teachers, neighbourhoods, social media, … Continue reading

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Considering the Experiences of Youth who are Overweight: Fostering Youth Development

by Charlene S.-M. One need not look far to find statistics or reports of the rising rates of childhood obesity in Canada and generally in North America.  Sadly, in addition to the well documented health consequences, youth who are overweight … Continue reading

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