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LEGISLATIVE PRIORITIES

DELEGATES AT THE NATIONAL SUMMIT ON OBESITY POLICY IDENTIFIED THE FOLLOWING CRITICAL AND COMMON PRIORITIES FOR FEDERAL POLICY ACTION:

  • CHANGE IN THE HEALTH CARE SECTOR

Recognize obesity as a complex disease, with strong adverse health effects, establish diagnosis codes, and require coverage for prevention, screening, diagnosis and multi-treatment programs that are coupled to measurement of health outcomes

Substantially increase federal support for basic, clinical, epidemiological and health services research focused on obesity across all agencies of the federal government to bring it in line with investments aimed at solving other major medical problems

  • PROMOTING BETTER NUTRITION

Ensure that all foods in schools meet the Dietary Guidelines for Americans

Reduce the marketing of unhealthy foods and increase the marketing of healthy, culturally relevant foods

  • PROMOTING ACTIVE LIFESTYLES

Increase Physical Activity in Schools

Create a built environment that supports physically active lifestyles

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