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Inertia at the Top: Belated, Patchy Response Further Hamstrung By Inadequate Federal Attention, Experts Say

May 19, 2008
by Susan Levine and Lori Aratani
Washington Post

But advocates say the limited power of persuasion and lesser state and local resources make forceful federal measures imperative. Jeffrey Levi urges an all-hands mobilization similar to what the government has demanded in advance of a possible flu pandemic. "Obesity has potentially as great, if not greater, an impact on public health," said Levi, executive director of Trust for America's Health.

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