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Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?

Building on the IOM's 2005 report, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: Health in the Balance,” this report examines the progress made over the past two years by obesity prevention initiatives in the U.S. Released in the fall of 2006, “Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?,” presents conclusions and recommendations from the Committee on Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity, which was convened at the urging of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.The report emphasizes a call to action for key stakeholders and sectors to lead and commit to childhood obesity prevention, evaluate all policies and programs, monitor their progress, and widely disseminate promising practices.

Fact sheets, report briefs, and a short video are available on the IOM’s website.

OrganizationInstitute of Medicine (IOM)
Resource TypeResearch Report
Publish DateSeptember 2006

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