Diet and body weight among pre-school children: there’s room for improvement

    This article presents the main findings of the report drawn from the Nutrition Survey of Four-Year-Old Québec Children, carried out by the Institut de la statistique du Québec (ISQ), in the hopes of making these findings more accessible and thereby assisting those interested in promoting healthy lifestyles and preventing weight-related problems in young children. The report presents profiles of the children surveyed and their families, including the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children, energy and nutrient intakes, and food consumption in relation to the suggestions in Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating (CFG). Also discussed are certain eating behaviours and mealtime context.

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