Behavioral Risk Factors for Overweight and Obesity: Diet and Physical Activity

Nancy E. Sherwood, Meghan M. Senso, Claire K. Fleming, Alison M. Roeder

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease
PublisherElsevier Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9780123918840
StatePublished - 2013

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A report issued by Trust for America’s Health and the RWJF ( ) provides important guidance for the next steps in addressing the obesity epidemic among children and adults. Table 26.1 outlines the multiple opportunities to address physical activity, nutrition, and healthy weight through health reform, including initiatives involving the Prevention and Public Health Fund; Community Transformation Grants; the National Prevention Strategy; the National Prevention, Health Promotion, and Public Health Council; Essential Benefits and Coverage of Preventive Services; nutritional labeling; the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; the National Diabetes Prevention Program; and the Children’s Health Insurance Program Childhood Obesity Demonstration Project. Figure 26.1 outlines policy priorities identified by the RWJF to address childhood obesity specifically, including policies to increase the availability and affordability of healthy food and physical activity opportunities in schools and communities and to reduce exposure to the marketing of unhealthy foods. The depth and breadth of these policy recommendations is an important indicator of increased recognition that the obesity epidemic will not be adequately addressed with single-setting interventions, focused on individual behavior change alone.

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