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
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
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.