Dilemna

 

1/3

peel students

1/3 of Peel students are obese or overweight.

69% of senior kindergarten students eat restaurant food at least once per week.

Source: Peel Public Health, Growing Up In Peel. The Health of our Children. 2013

 

1/6

youth 18-34

Only 1 in 6 youth meet the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per week.

Based on the Canheart Index: 1 in 4 youth aged 20-29 rank as having poor heart health

Source: 11-631-x A portrait of Canadian youth. Statscan.gc.ca

 
 

20-30%

seniors

It is estimated that between 20% and 30% of seniors fall each year.  Research suggests that falls are the direct cause of 95% of all hip fractures. In 2004, the direct costs associated with falls among seniors in Canada were estimated at over $2 billion. The cost of falls for Canadian seniors (per capita) was 3.7 times greater than that for individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 years.156 

Source: Seniors falls in Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, 2014.

Cat.: HP25-1/2014E-PDF

ISBN: 978-1-100-23262-1

Pub.: 130593