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Publication Date: 2002
Publisher: DIANE Publishing Company
Overweight & obesity (O&O) have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention & treatment of O&O & their assoc. health problems are important public health goals. To achieve these goals, this report is committed to 5 principles: promote the recognition of O&O as major public health problems; assist Amer. in balancing healthful eating with regular physical activity to achieve & maintain a healthy body weight; identify effective & culturally appropriate interventions to prevent & treat O&O; encourage environmental changes that help prevent O&O; & develop & enhance public-private partnerships to help implement this vision. Examples of programs. Resource list.Satcher, David is the author of 'Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity (2001)', published 2002 under ISBN 9780756722944 and ISBN 0756722942.