The above link is a report on Canada’s obesity rates. According to the Organization for Economic Development, 25% of Canadians are classified as obese. Which is higher than the average rate of other OCED countries. Some of the countries include, Mexico, Norway, United Kingdom and of course, our neighbours to the south, United States.
Now, what this particular article doesn’t clarify is a definition of obese. And while some may see that this would be clear, there are some people that may not. As an example, you may have known someone who thinks they are obese and aren’t.
The other thing I would note is that it seems when we analyze health, it seems we focus on the topic of obesity. However, there are other, and this is my word , eating issues out there. Some are not commonly spoken of as much. However, The Canadian Mental Health Association does site other eating disorders out there. Some include Anorexia, Bulimia and Binge eating. It also discusses the impact of them. You can read that here.
So, the question I bring to you is this.Would you be concerned about Canadians overall nutritional habits? And if you could, how would you change Canadians nutritional habits?