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Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals | Kathy Kliebert, Secretary

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Strategies To Prevent Obesity

Evidence based policies, strategies and interventions recommended by key organizations to prevent obesity. Includes the most promising obesity-prevention strategies in support of the nationwide movement to improve food and physical activity environments.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Prinicipal Target Behaviors to Prevent and Reduce Obesity

  • Increase consumption of fruits and vegetables
  • Increase physical activity
  • Increase breastfeeding initiatiation and duration
  • Reduce consumption of high energy dense foods
  • Reduce consumption of sugary beverages
  • Reduce television veiwing/screen time

CDC Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevetent Obesity in the United States

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Leadership for Healthy Communities

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