The real danger for children of eating too many sweets this Easter

Picture : Ian BrittonCelebrate this Easter with children's health in mind!

Easter among kids is known as a holiday to hunt for chocolate.

However, there are some dangerous consequences of eating too many sweets too often. According to a 2009-2011 Canadian Health Measures Survey by Statistic Canada, close to a third of 5-to 17-year-olds were overweight or obese. Obesity among children may lead to diabetes.


Dr. Marie Marquis, a CIHR-funded researcher at Université de Montréal in Montreal, Quebec, is available to answer your questions regarding the promotion of healthy nutrition from a very young age.


To book an interview, please contact :
David Coulombe
Media Relations
Canadian Institutes of Health Research

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Canadian Institutes of Health Research
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