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Talking With Jeffrey Levi of the Trust for America’s Health

November 15, 2012
by Janet Golden
Philadelphia Inquirer

 

This week at The Public’s Health we’ll be looking back at the election’s impact on public health. Today's post is by Janet Golden, a professor of history at Rutgers University who specializes in the histories of medicine, childhood and women, as well as American social history. Golden is a member of an expert panel intended to expand the breadth of The Public’s Health.

Since October, 2004 Trust for America's Health has been issuing its report “F as in Fat: How Obesity Threatens America’s Future,” funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  The report gets good media coverage, the media pays attention to the health and economic consequences of obesity, and the topic engages political leaders and drives policy action.

And yet, the future looks pretty grim.

 

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