Institute of Medicine Report: Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention

Posted on: June 13, 2012

The Institute of Medicine has released a new report, Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention:  Solving the Weight of the Nation, which identifies strategies with the greatest potential to accelerate success in fighting obesity. The committee that developed the report assessed more than 800 obesity prevention recommendations to identify those that could work together most effectively, reinforce one another’s impact, and accelerate obesity prevention. The report focuses on five critical goals for preventing obesity: integrating physical activity into people’s daily lives, making healthy food and beverage options available everywhere, transforming marketing and messages about nutrition and activity, making schools a gateway to healthy weights, and galvanizing employers and health care professionals to support healthy lifestyles. Click here to learn more and to download the complete report.