The Resource Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention : Solving the Weight of the Nation, Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, Food and Nutrition Board ; Dan Glickman [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention : Solving the Weight of the Nation, Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, Food and Nutrition Board ; Dan Glickman [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies

Label
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention : Solving the Weight of the Nation
Title
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention
Title remainder
Solving the Weight of the Nation
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, Food and Nutrition Board ; Dan Glickman [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"One-third of adults are now obese, and children's obesity rates have climbed from 5 to 17 percent in the past 30 years. The causes of the nation's obesity epidemic are multi-factorial, having much more to do with the absence of sidewalks and the limited availability of healthy and affordable foods than a lack of personal responsibility. The broad societal changes that are needed to prevent obesity will inevitably affect activity and eating environments and settings for all ages. Many aspects of the obesity problem have been identified and discussed; however, there has not been complete agreement on what needs to be done to accelerate progress. Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention reviews previous studies and their recommendations and presents five key recommendations to accelerate meaningful change on a societal level during the next decade. The report suggests recommendations and strategies that, independently, can accelerate progress, but urges a systems approach of many strategies working in concert to maximize progress in accelerating obesity prevention. The recommendations in Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention include major reforms in access to and opportunities for physical activity; widespread reductions in the availability of unhealthy foods and beverages and increases in access to healthier options at affordable, competitive prices; an overhaul of the messages that surround Americans through marketing and education with respect to physical activity and food consumption; expansion of the obesity prevention support structure provided by health care providers, insurers, and employers; and schools as a major national focal point for obesity prevention. The report calls on all individuals, organizations, agencies, and sectors that do or can influence physical activity and nutrition environments to assess and begin to act on their potential roles as leaders in obesity prevention"--Publisher's description
Cataloging source
MMU
Dewey number
362.1963/98
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA645.O23
LC item number
I5473 2012eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention : Solving the Weight of the Nation, Committee on Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention, Food and Nutrition Board ; Dan Glickman [and others], editors ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The vision -- Assessing the current situation -- Goals, targets, and strategies for change -- Study approach -- Physical activity environments -- Food and beverage environments -- Message environments -- Health care and work environments -- School environments -- Answering questions about leadership prioritization and assessment with a systems perspective
Control code
ocn794430139
Extent
1 online resource (478 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780309221559
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
color illustrations
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.b26750387
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)794430139
  • pebco0309221552

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