Reports & resources
Summary report highlighting key findings related to program awareness among students, teachers/coordinators and families, awareness of and perceptions on local foods, program impact on students and their families, and program use by teachers to support the delivery of the BC Curriculum. Released November 2018.
In 2017, an evaluation of Informed Dining in Health Care was conducted to assess the impact of the program on health care food retail customers. The evaluation was led by the Population and Public Health Program at BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), in consultation with the BC Ministry of Health and food services representatives from the regional health authorities. Released April 2018
Estimates the current and project future health-care costs and indirect productivity losses associated with each of three chronic disease risk factors: excess weight (obesity and overweight), physical inactivity and tobacco smoking. Released: July 2015
Summary of recent research evidence on the injury consequences of promoting physical activity. Produced by the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU), the available resources include a final report, executive summary, and fact sheets. Released: April 2013
Literature review to identify recent evidence on the association between obesity and bullying. The BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit (BCIRPU) conducted the review to understand whether people who are overweight or obese are more likely to experience injury as a result of bullying than people of healthy weight. Released: April 2013
A discussion paper that explores the interrelationships among obesity, overweight, weight bias and mental well-being. The review summarizes new and emerging research that may challenge traditional approaches to weight reduction. Released: February 2013
This report was developed by the BC Obesity Reduction Strategy Task Force following broad consultation with a variety of stakeholders. By considering the best available evidence and expert opinion, cost effectiveness, and the range of options for the BC context, the report offers recommendations to address overweight and obesity in B.C. Released: August 2010