Obesity rates among northern men are higher than the rest of BC1. In 2009-10, 45% of the BC population was considered obese or overweight, while the northern health region averaged 57%2.
Implementing new approaches to support healthy lifestyles among men is a priority in strengthening cancer prevention services in northern BC.
The Canadian Cancer Society, BC Cancer Agency and Northern Health, along with researchers from the University of British Columbia and Athabasca University, are combining their resources and expertise to introduce initiatives that can be offered in workplaces to support men’s engagement in healthy eating and active living.
Click on the pictures below to learn more about each team member.
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