Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide

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Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide

Description

This guide was developed to address the U.S. obesity epidemic by transforming communities into places where healthy lifestyle choices are easily incorporated into everyday life. It describes 24 strategies recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time.

The 24 strategies and measures presented in this guide are divided into 6 categories:

  1. Strategies to promote the availability of affordable, healthy food and beverages
  2. Strategies to support healthy food and beverage choices
  3. Strategies to encourage breastfeeding
  4. Strategies to encourage physical activity or limit sedentary activity among children and youth
  5. Strategies to create safe communities that support physical activity
  6. Strategies to encourage communities to organize for change

Developer:

CDC Foundation; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; ICF Macro

Funding Sources:

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Kaiser Permanente; W.K. Kellogg Foundation

History

Release Date: 2009
Original Summary: December 2010
Last Updated: 04/13/11

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