State Obesity Rates: Numbers Get Worse

August 28, 2007
Web MD

"The nation still lacks a comprehensive, effective strategy to combat obesity," Levi said at the news conference. "The country needs to develop a plan to combat obesity in proportion to the enormous scale and depth of the problem." The recommendations of the 120-page report call for: Better federal leadership -- including a comprehensive national strategy Federal and state support for workplace anti-obesity programs Helping all Americans become more physically active Helping all Americans choose healthier foods Accelerating research into ways to promote lifestyle changes

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