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Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Information

Improving the Health of All Americans through Better Nutrition
Fact sheet on nutrition from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (5 pages).

Weight-Control Information Network Fact Sheet
Overweight and obesity information and statistics in a Frequently Asked Question format (7 pages).

Active Living Research
Resource page for research briefs and summaries as well as tools for translating active living research in your community.

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National Guidelines and Strategies

Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation
This Institute of Medicine report uses a systems-thinking approach to identify and highlight highlights strategies for obesity prevention that when implemented together, are predicted to accelerate progress on reducing obesity. (479 pages)

Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010
Report developed by the US Department of Agriculture and the US Department of Health and Human Services that provides recommendations for Americans for healthy eating (112 pages).

2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans
Produced by the US Department of Health and Human Services, this report includes recommendations for physical activity as well as information about the health benefits of physical activity, ideas for being active every day, and guidance for avoiding injuries.

National Prevention Strategy
Released in June 2011 by the National Prevention Council, this comprehensive national strategy promotes the idea of health in all policies across multiple sectors to prevent chronic disease and to increase the length and quality of life for all Americans (125 pages).

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National Data Reports

F as in Fat 2012: How Obesity Threatens America's Futures 
An annual report produced by the Trust for America's Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that tracks trends in obesity rates and policies as well as reviews strategies for obesity prevention (123 pages).

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State and Community Strategies for Obesity Prevention

Convergence Partnership - Promising Strategies for Creating Healthy Eating and Active Living Environments
Introductory outline of strategies for creating healthy eating and active living environments (15 pages).

Shaping a Healthier Generation: Successful State Strategies to Prevent Childhood Obesity
Strategy guide for state-level policies written by the National Governors Association (65 pages).

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States
Compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the report provides information on implementing and measuring community programs for preventing obesity (90 pages).

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