A new report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development shows that America still has the highest obesity rate among OECD countries, however policy change and communications campaigns have chartered a course for a healthier future.
Read more about how the traditional programmatic approaches to fighting obesity – focused on individual behavior change – is not decreasing the obesity rates, suggesting that innovative and more comprehensive approaches are necessary.
As exposed in the 2014 documentary film Fed Up, the food industry and built environment are major contributors to epidemic obesity. JSI’s Tamara Calise and Janie Hynson explain the changes to policy and environment necessary to address America’s obesity crisis.
Childhood obesity is a complex issue not easily solved with a one-size-fits-all solution. That’s why one suburban town in Massachusetts decided to attack the problem from all angles: at home, school, work and play. “Building a Healthy Northborough” is an initiative supported by the MetroWest Health Foundation in partnership with Mass in Motion, to find … Continue reading “Solving childhood obesity one community at a time”