COVID-19 has had a significant impact on many people managing overweight and obesity, since they were more vulnerable to COVID-19 complications. While advancements in health care to overcome the pandemic were prioritized and fast-tracked, people with overweight and obesity did not see improvements in health care support. With your help we can together advocate for improved health resources for our community to improve people’s lives and well-being.
“In 2018, 26.8% of Canadians 18 and older (roughly 7.3 million adults) reported height and weight that classified them as having obesity. Another 9.9 million adults (36.3%) were classified as having overweight – bringing the total population with increased health risks due to excess weight to 63.1%.