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NOTICE: The workshop that is the subject of this workshop summary was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

This activity was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and The JPB Foundation (Contract No. 10001561); Kaiser Permanente (Contract No. 10001518); The Kresge Foundation (Contract No. 10001539); Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (Contract No. 10001565); Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Alliance for a Healthier Generation; American Academy for Pediatrics; American College of Sports Medicine; American Council on Exercise; American Heart Association; American Society for Nutrition; Bipartisan Policy Center; Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina; ChildObesity180/Tufts University; Edelman; General Mills, Inc.; Greater Rochester Health Foundation; HealthPartners, Inc.; Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation; Highmark, Inc.; Kellogg Company; Mars, Inc.; Nemours Foundation; Nestlé Nutrition, North America; Nestlé USA; The Obesity Society; Partnership for a Healthier America; President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition; Reebok, International; Salud America!; Sesame Workshop; and YMCA of the USA. The views presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of the organizations or agencies that provided support for the activity.

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Suggested citation: IOM (Institute of Medicine). 2014. The current state of obesity solutions in the United States: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press.

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