NCBI Bookshelf. A service of the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health.

Cover of The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity

; ; ; .

Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); .

Excerpt

Overweight and obesity have reached nationwide epidemic proportions. Both the prevention and treatment of overweight and obesity and their associated health problems are important public health goals. To achieve these goals, The Surgeon General's Call To Action To Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity is committed to five overarching principles: promote the recognition of overweight and obesity as major public health problems; assist Americans in balancing healthful eating with regular physical activity to achieve and maintain a healthy or healthier body weight; identify effective and culturally appropriate interventions to prevent and treat overweight and obesity; encourage environmental changes that help prevent overweight and obesity; develop and enhance public-private partnerships to help implement this vision.

Contents

In Memory of Paul Ambrose, MD, MPH (December 26, 1968-September 11, 2001) Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As senior editor of this Call To Action, Dr. Ambrose's commitment to promoting public health and preventing disease was a critical force in the development of this document.

Suggested citation:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The Surgeon General’s call to action to prevent and decrease overweight and obesity. [Rockville, MD]: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General; [2001]. Available from: U.S. GPO, Washington.

Bookshelf ID: NBK44206PMID: 20669513

Views

  • PubReader
  • Print View
  • Cite this Page
  • PDF version of this title (598K)

Related information

Similar articles in PubMed

See reviews...See all...

Recent Activity

Your browsing activity is empty.

Activity recording is turned off.

Turn recording back on

See more...