Researchers Identify Successful Strategies from Previous Public Health Campaigns to Help Obesity-Prevention Efforts

Follow-up activities to an expert meeting on ways to accelerate progress on nutrition/food policy

Project staff at the Berkeley Media Studies Group explored how to accelerate public health efforts to prevent obesity by:

  • Convening two meetings of public health researchers and advocates to discuss how lessons learned from public health campaigns to reduce harm from tobacco, alcohol, automobile crashes and firearms could be applied to prevent obesity.
  • Producing a final report on the recommendations and findings generated from meeting participants.

The Berkeley Media Studies Group is a project of the independent, nonprofit Public Health Institute. The group uses media strategies to promote public health policies.