Public Health Ontario

Adolescents: Obesity

Who are we?

Public Health Ontario (PHO) is a Crown corporation dedicated to protecting and promoting the health of all Ontarians and reducing inequities in health. PHO links public health practitioners, front-line health workers and researchers to the best scientific intelligence and knowledge from around the world.
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Lifestyle changes such as eating less and increasing activity level.

There are medications that can promote weight loss such as Qsymia, Suprenza and Xenical, (only in conjunction with eating less and exercising more.)

Most medications that promote weight loss work by suppressing the appetite (severe side effect/ obesity medication is commonly used under the supervision of a health care official)

Strategic Plan 2014-2019

As we pursue our vision of internationally-recognized evidence, knowledge and action for a healthier Ontario, we also align our work in support of government priorities, such as the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care’s Patients First: Action Plan for Health Care​ and the modernization of the Ontario Public Health Standards.