National Academies Press: OpenBook
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

Current
STATUS AND RESPONSE
TO THE

Global
Obesity
Pandemic

PROCEEDINGS OF A WORKSHOP

Emily A. Callahan, Rapporteur

Roundtable on Obesity Solutions

Food and Nutrition Board

Health and Medicine Division

images

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS
Washington, DC
www.nap.edu

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES PRESS 500 Fifth Street, NW Washington, DC 20001

This workshop was supported in part by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; Alliance for a Healthier Generation; American Academy of 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 Foundation; The California Endowment; ChildObesity180/Tufts University; Chobani; Edelman; General Mills, Inc.; Greater Rochester Health Foundation; HealthPartners, Inc.; The JPB Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; The Kresge Foundation; Mars, Inc.; National Recreation and Park Association; Nemours; Nestlé Nutrition; Novo Nordisk; Obesity Action Coalition; The Obesity Society; Partnership for a Healthier America; Reebok, International; Reinvestment Fund; Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Salud America!; Weight Watchers International, Inc.; and YMCA of the USA. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organization or agency that provided support for the project.

International Standard Book Number-13: 978-0-309-48505-0
International Standard Book Number-10: 0-309-48505-3
Digital Object Identifier: https://doi.org/10.17226/25273

Additional copies of this publication are available from the National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, NW, Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001; (800) 624-6242 or (202) 334-3313; http://www.nap.edu.

Copyright 2019 by the National Academy of Sciences. All rights reserved.

Printed in the United States of America

Suggested citation: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current status and response to the global obesity pandemic: Proceedings of a workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: https://doi.org/10.17226/25273.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

Image

The National Academy of Sciences was established in 1863 by an Act of Congress, signed by President Lincoln, as a private, nongovernmental institution to advise the nation on issues related to science and technology. Members are elected by their peers for outstanding contributions to research. Dr. Marcia McNutt is president.

The National Academy of Engineering was established in 1964 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to bring the practices of engineering to advising the nation. Members are elected by their peers for extraordinary contributions to engineering. Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr., is president.

The National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) was established in 1970 under the charter of the National Academy of Sciences to advise the nation on medical and health issues. Members are elected by their peers for distinguished contributions to medicine and health. Dr. Victor J. Dzau is president.

The three Academies work together as the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation and conduct other activities to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions. The National Academies also encourage education and research, recognize outstanding contributions to knowledge, and increase public understanding in matters of science, engineering, and medicine.

Learn more about the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine at www.nationalacademies.org.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

Image

Consensus Study Reports published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine document the evidence-based consensus on the study’s statement of task by an authoring committee of experts. Reports typically include findings, conclusions, and recommendations based on information gathered by the committee and the committee’s deliberations. Each report has been subjected to a rigorous and independent peer-review process and it represents the position of the National Academies on the statement of task.

Proceedings published by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine chronicle the presentations and discussions at a workshop, symposium, or other event convened by the National Academies. The statements and opinions contained in proceedings are those of the participants and are not endorsed by other participants, the planning committee, or the National Academies.

For information about other products and activities of the National Academies, please visit www.nationalacademies.org/about/whatwedo.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

PLANNING COMMITTEE ON CURRENT STATUS AND RESPONSE TO THE GLOBAL OBESITY PANDEMIC1

WILLIAM (BILL) H. DIETZ (Co-Chair), Sumner M. Redstone Global Center for Prevention and Wellness, Milken Institute School of Public Health, The George Washington University

CHRISTINA ECONOMOS (Co-Chair), Co-Founder and Director, ChildObesity180; Professor and New Balance Chair in Childhood Nutrition, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

SHIRIKI KUMANYIKA, Emeritus Professor of Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Research Professor, Department of Community Health and Prevention, Drexel Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University

TIM LOBSTEIN, Policy Director, World Obesity Federation

RACHEL NUGENT, Vice President for Global Noncommunicable Diseases, RTI International

NANCY ROMAN, President and CEO, Partnership for a Healthier America

Health and Medicine Division Staff

LESLIE J. SIM, Roundtable Director

HEATHER DEL VALLE COOK, Senior Program Officer

ELLE ALEXANDER, Associate Program Officer

AMANDA NGUYEN, Associate Program Officer

MEREDITH YOUNG, Research Assistant

CYPRESS LYNX, Senior Program Assistant

___________________

1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s planning committees are solely responsible for organizing the workshop, identifying topics, and choosing speakers. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

This page intentionally left blank.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

ROUNDTABLE ON OBESITY SOLUTIONS1

BILL PURCELL III (Chair), Farmer Purcell White & Lassiter, PLLC, Nashville, Tennessee

RUSSELL R. PATE (Vice Chair), University of South Carolina, Columbia

MARY T. STORY (Vice Chair), Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

SHARON ADAMS-TAYLOR, The School Superintendents Association, Alexandria, Virginia

KATIE ADAMSON, YMCA of the USA, Washington, DC

ANDREA M. AZUMA, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California

CAPT HEIDI MICHELS BLANCK, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

JEANNE BLANKENSHIP, Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Washington, DC

DON W. BRADLEY, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina

CEDRIC X. BRYANT, American Council on Exercise, San Diego, California

HEIDI F. BURKE, Greater Rochester Health Foundation, Rochester, New York

DEBBIE I. CHANG, Nemours, Newark, Delaware

JOHN COURTNEY, American Society for Nutrition, Bethesda, Maryland

ANNE DATTILO, Nestlé Nutrition Institute, Vevey, Switzerland

MERRY DAVIS, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Foundation, Durham, North Carolina

CHRISTINA ECONOMOS, Tufts University, Boston, Massachusetts

IHUOMA ENELI, American Academy of Pediatrics, Columbus, Ohio

JENNIFER FASSBENDER, Reinvestment Fund, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

GARY FOSTER, Weight Watchers International, New York, New York

DAVID D. FUKUZAWA, The Kresge Foundation, Troy, Michigan

MARJORIE INNOCENT, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, Baltimore, Maryland

SCOTT I. KAHAN, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

SONIA KIM, Alliance for a Healthier Generation, New York, New York

AMY KULL, Edelman, San Francisco, California

SHIRIKI KUMANYIKA, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

CATHERINE KWIK-URIBE, Mars, Inc., Germantown, Maryland

THEODORE KYLE, The Obesity Society, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

___________________

1 The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s forums and roundtables do not issue, review, or approve individual documents. The responsibility for the published Proceedings of a Workshop rests with the workshop rapporteur and the institution.

Page viii Cite
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

LISEL LOY, Bipartisan Policy Center, Washington, DC

KELLIE MAY, National Recreation and Park Association, Ashburn, Virginia

MYETA M. MOON, United Way Worldwide, Alexandria, Virginia

JOSEPH NADGLOWSKI, Obesity Action Coalition, Tampa, Florida

MEGAN NECHANICKY, General Mills, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

BARBARA PICOWER, The JPB Foundation, New York, New York

SUE PECHILIO POLIS, National League of Cities, Washington, DC

ROBERT C. POST, Chobani, New York, New York

AMELIE G. RAMIREZ, Salud America!, San Antonio, Texas

OLIVIA ROANHORSE, Notah Begay III Foundation, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico

NANCY ROMAN, Partnership for a Healthier America, Washington, DC

KEVIN R. RONNEBERG, HealthPartners, Inc., Minneapolis, Minnesota

SYLVIA ROWE, SR Strategy, LLC, Washington, DC

JAMES F. SALLIS, University of California, San Diego

MARION STANDISH, The California Endowment, Oakland, California

KATHLEEN TULLIE, Reebok International, Canton, Massachusetts

MONICA HOBBS VINLUAN, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey

JAMES R. WHITEHEAD, American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana

TRACY ZVENYACH, Novo Nordisk, Washington, DC

Health and Medicine Division Staff

LESLIE J. SIM, Roundtable Director

HEATHER DEL VALLE COOK, Senior Program Officer

ELLE ALEXANDER, Associate Program Officer

AMANDA NGUYEN, Associate Program Officer

MEREDITH YOUNG, Research Assistant

CYPRESS LYNX, Senior Program Assistant

ANN L. YAKTINE, Food and Nutrition Board Director

Consultant

WILLIAM (BILL) H. DIETZ, The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

Reviewers

This Proceedings of a Workshop was reviewed in draft form by individuals chosen for their diverse perspectives and technical expertise. The purpose of this independent review is to provide candid and critical comments that will assist the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine in making each published proceedings as sound as possible and to ensure that it meets the institutional standards for quality, objectivity, evidence, and responsiveness to the charge. The review comments and draft manuscript remain confidential to protect the integrity of the process.

We thank the following individuals for their review of this proceedings:

Although the reviewers listed above provided many constructive comments and suggestions, they were not asked to endorse the content of the proceedings, nor did they see the final draft before its release. The review of this proceedings was overseen by CHERYL A. M. ANDERSON, University of California, San Diego. She was responsible for making certain that an independent examination of this proceedings was carried out in accordance with standards of the National Academies and that all review comments were carefully considered. Responsibility for the final content rests entirely with the rapporteur and the National Academies.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×

This page intentionally left blank.

Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R1
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R2
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R3
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R4
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R5
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R6
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R7
Page viii Cite
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R8
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R9
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R10
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R11
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R12
Page xiii Cite
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R13
Suggested Citation:"Front Matter." National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine. 2019. Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press. doi: 10.17226/25273.
×
Page R14
Next: 1 Introduction »
Current Status and Response to the Global Obesity Pandemic: Proceedings of a Workshop Get This Book
×
Buy Paperback | $50.00
MyNAP members save 10% online.
Login or Register to save!
Download Free PDF

The increasing prevalence and burden of obesity transcends borders, straining populations worldwide. Data shows that 50 million girls, 74 million boys, 390 million women, and 281 million men were estimated to have obesity in 2016 (NCD-RisC, 2017).

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine convened a workshop on October 9, 2018 to address the status of the global obesity pandemic and discuss diverse approaches to manage this problem. Speakers examined the collective prevalence, costs, and drivers of obesity around the world using cross-cultural comparisons. Panels and group discussions emphasized the need to reduce disparities in prevention and treatment efforts and to generate new policy and system initiatives related to nutrition and physical activity worldwide. This publication summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.

  1. ×

    Welcome to OpenBook!

    You're looking at OpenBook, NAP.edu's online reading room since 1999. Based on feedback from you, our users, we've made some improvements that make it easier than ever to read thousands of publications on our website.

    Do you want to take a quick tour of the OpenBook's features?

    No Thanks Take a Tour »
  2. ×

    Show this book's table of contents, where you can jump to any chapter by name.

    « Back Next »
  3. ×

    ...or use these buttons to go back to the previous chapter or skip to the next one.

    « Back Next »
  4. ×

    Jump up to the previous page or down to the next one. Also, you can type in a page number and press Enter to go directly to that page in the book.

    « Back Next »
  5. ×

    Switch between the Original Pages, where you can read the report as it appeared in print, and Text Pages for the web version, where you can highlight and search the text.

    « Back Next »
  6. ×

    To search the entire text of this book, type in your search term here and press Enter.

    « Back Next »
  7. ×

    Share a link to this book page on your preferred social network or via email.

    « Back Next »
  8. ×

    View our suggested citation for this chapter.

    « Back Next »
  9. ×

    Ready to take your reading offline? Click here to buy this book in print or download it as a free PDF, if available.

    « Back Next »
Stay Connected!