Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity

(2009)

Paperback
138 pages | 8 1/4 x 10
978-0-309-13927-4

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Paperback
138 pages | 8 1/4 x 10
978-0-309-13927-4

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Authors

Lynn Parker, Annina Catherine Burns, and Eduardo Sanchez, Editors; Committee on Childhood Obesity Prevention Actions for Local Governments; Food and Nutrition Board (FNB); Board on Children, Youth and Families (BOCYF); Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice (BPH); Institute of Medicine (IOM); Transportation Research Board (TRB); National Research Council

Suggested Citation

Institute of Medicine and National Research Council. Local Government Actions to Prevent Childhood Obesity. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2009.

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Watch Video: IOM Roundtable on Obesity Solutions
The video centers on the idea of cross-sector work. When considering the challenge of obesity in the U.S., this idea is of particular importance. There are many conflicting theories of what causes obesity, and many ideas of what solutions will work to solve it. There s a lot of debate about what s working, and if obesity rates are declining, increasing, or remaining stable. However, from communities where steady drops in obesity rates have been seen, cross-sector approaches to prevention have played a major role.


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