Approximately one in four Canadian children is overweight or obese. Of these children, one in 3 will have severe complex obesity with significant weight related health complications such as type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and obstructive sleep apnea. Effective treatment for these complications includes a healthy and active lifestyle.

CHEO recently launched the Centre for Healthy Active Living, a treatment program that provides an evidence-based, family-centred, interdisciplinary approach spanning multiple subspecialties and focusing on the whole child, including physical, mental, and social aspects of functioning and their family.

For more information on this new program, please visit their website.