UoGuelph program addresses childhood obesity

June 18, 2013

Researchers at the University of Guelph have unveiled a program that takes a family-based approach to childhood obesity. The program, Parents and Tots Together, focuses on “developing healthy behaviours instead of weight loss.” The program will begin with 60 families in the Hamilton-Cambridge area, and over a 9-week period will examine a variety of factors including sweetened-beverage intake, physical activity, TV watching, and body mass index. The program will be made available on a wider scale once the initial pilot program is concluded, and researchers will work on making the program available to the general public through other organizations. Guelph Mercury