Obesity Screening Recommendations and Emerging Policies

Chapter

Abstract

Screening for obesity is recommended by several expert committees and organizations, such as the United States Preventive Services Task Force, the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, NIH, and the Canadian Task Force. Numerous national and regional health policies have been developed to prevent obesity and promote healthy lifestyle behaviors in adults and children. Health system-sponsored programs, community gardens, and public posting of the caloric and fat content of foods in restaurants are a sample of current efforts to stem the current epidemic of obesity.

Keywords

Obesity Screening Recommendations Policy Pregnancy Weight 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Diabetes and Obesity Core, Center for Women’s Health ResearchUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineChapel HillUSA

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