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ERIC Number: ED507769
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 90
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 73
Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States: Implementation and Measurement Guide
Keener, Dana; Goodman, Kenneth; Lowry, Amy; Zaro, Susan; Khan, Laura Kettel
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
America has a serious weight problem. Two-thirds of adults and nearly one-fifth of children in the United States are overweight, placing them at greater risk for heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic diseases including cancer and arthritis. Furthermore, obesity and its related health problems are placing a major strain on the U.S. health care system. Thus, this manual describes 24 recommended strategies by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to encourage and support healthy eating and active living. In addition, a single measure is provided for each strategy to help communities track their progress over time. The 24 strategies and measures are divided into 6 categories that represent different aspects of the physical and food environments. Three appendices are included: (1) Project Work Groups; (2) Terms Used in This Manual; and (3) Useful Contacts for Data Collection. (Contains 77 resources.)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30333. Tel: 800-311-3435; Tel: 404-639-3311; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation; Kellogg Foundation; Kaiser Permanente
Authoring Institution: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (DHHS/PHS)
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; Arkansas; California; Florida; Maine; Maryland; Minnesota; Mississippi; New York; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Texas; United States; Washington; West Virginia