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Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment: Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief


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Have we begun to tip the scales towards achieving a healthy weight for all Americans? What are the best bets and most promising opportunities that will drive future progress and action in obesity prevention and treatment, and what obstacles need to be overcome? The Roundtable on Obesity Solutions of the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine held a workshop titled, “Driving Action and Progress on Obesity Prevention and Treatment” to address these questions. Leaders from health policy, philanthropy, business, health care, early education, nutrition and physical activity, and other key sectors presented their visions and practical steps for how we can all take action to improve opportunities for Americans to move more and eat better. This Proceedings of a Workshop—in Brief highlights key points made during the presentations and discussions and is not intended to provide a comprehensive summary of information shared during the workshop.