Obesity has become an epidemic in America, & is posed to become the nation's leading health problem & No. 1 killer, overtaking tobacco use as the leading cause of preventable death, if current trends continue. This report by the Trust for America's Health (TFAH) focuses on setting a baseline of current national & state policies & programs, & offers a comprehensive look at their range & quality. TFAH conducted this study to determine the effectiveness of government action against obesity. The results are disturbing. Illustrations.Hearne, Shelley A. is the author of 'F As in Fat How Obesity Policies Are Failing in America', published 2004 under ISBN 9780756745608 and ISBN 0756745608.