Obesity and Public Policy: A Framework for Intervention

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Oct 18, 2006


Anthony Wellever


Obesity is recognized as a public health problem, but has it also become a public policy problem that demands the attention of policymakers? This report focuses on the consequences of obesity, both to individuals and to the population as a whole. It also discusses the importance of establishing obesity prevention as a topic on the state policy agenda, and introduces programs that can help reduce the prevalence of obesity in society.

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