A new study shows that Montreal has more overweight or obese kids than neighbouring towns and cities. Quebec’s statistics institute conducted a study of more than 2,000 children under the age of seven and found that more than 20 percent of Montreal children are overweight compared to 13.4 percent in other Quebec regions. The author of the study argues that the weight problem is linked to poverty and the fact that a significant number of Montreal families don’t have access to the same food and quality of life as other cities in the province.
Montreal’s weight problem
Study: 20 per cent of kids younger than seven in Montreal are overweight