The Institute of Medicine (IOM) today released a report that outlines comprehensive strategies for addressing the nation’s obesity epidemic and calls on leaders in all sectors to accelerate action to advance those strategies.
The RWJF-sponsored report, Accelerating Progress on Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation, highlights five key goals for reversing the epidemic:
Each goal is buttressed by a specific recommendation and strategies for achieving those recommendations. The recommendations and strategies target all sectors of society, including policy-makers at the local, state and federal level businesses, schools, doctors and parents.
“This report tells us now, we have the science to make the changes we need,” said James S. Marks, MD, MPH, RWJF senior vice president and director of the Foundation’s Health Group. “It is now up to us as leaders to make those changes in our communities.”
The full report, a summary, practical guides for taking action and other materials are available for free on the IOM website.