Policy Solutions

  • Monica M. Taylor


Legislative activity represents a sustainable opportunity to improve health disparities and health outcomes over the long term. With this in mind, this chapter is devoted to policy solutions that address the social determinants of health related to the obesity crisis. This chapter consists of an overview of existing policies and programs at the national and global levels that were proposed, enacted or implemented in an effort to lessen the burden of obesity. While not exhaustive, a range of policies at state and local levels are also discussed.


Obesity School policy Food policy Zoning policy Healthcare reform 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Monica M. Taylor
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Colorado State University-Global CampusGreenwood VillageUSA
  2. 2.University of Maryland University CollegeAdelphiUSA

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