Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children:

Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children:

Workshop Summaries (2009)

Paperback
112 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-14081-2

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Paperback
112 pages | 6 x 9
978-0-309-14081-2

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Authors

Paula Tarnapol Whitacre and Annina Catherine Burns, Rapporteurs; Food and Nutrition Board (FNB); Institute of Medicine (IOM)

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Institute of Medicine. Community Perspectives on Obesity Prevention in Children: Workshop Summaries. 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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