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F as in Fat: How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America
Jeffrey Levi (au); Laura M. Segal (au); Chrissie Juliano (au)
Examines obesity policies in America. Concludes that national & state policies are falling far short of obesity prevention & reduction goals. The Dept. of Health & Human Services set a national goal aiming to reduce levels of obesity in adults to 15% or less in every state by the year 2010. Instead, obesity rates have continued to climb, actually exceeding 20% in 43 states & the DC. This report is the 3rd annual edition of “F as in Fat” & updates the information provided in the 2005 report. It is intended to set a baseline of current national & state policies & programs. Chapters: Obesity & Overweight in the States; Some Key Events in Obesity; Survey of Chronic Disease Directors; An Overview of “Intervention Points” for Obesity Strategies; & Recommend. Ill.
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