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The Value of the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research: Past, Present, and Future

  • James F. Sallis
    Correspondence
    Address correspondence to: James F. Sallis, PhD, Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, MC 0631, 9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla CA 92093
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    Department of Family Medicine and Public Health, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, California
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      Childhood obesity is a serious problem that is expected to create lifelong health challenges for millions of Americans and potentially overwhelm the ability of healthcare providers to manage the consequences. Though there is no specific consensus about the most effective prevention strategies, interventions considered most likely to be successful are generally multilevel (produce changes in individuals, social groups, organizations, environments); multisector (e.g., food industry, schools/education, transportation, parks and recreation); multisetting (e.g., home, health care, school, commercial); and multiyear. It is recommended that childhood obesity interventions go beyond educating individuals and create environments and policies that support sustainable improvements in healthy eating and active living.
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