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Title Childhood obesity prevention in Texas : workshop summary / Kara Nyberg, Annina Catherine Burns, and Lynn Parker, rapporteurs ; Food and Nutrition Board ; Institute of Medicine of the National Academies.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009.

Series Online access: National Academy of Sciences National Academies Press.
Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf.
Subject Obesity in children -- Texas -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Obesity in adolescence -- Texas -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Obesity -- prevention & control -- Texas -- Congresses.
Child Nutritional Physiological Phenomena -- Texas -- Congresses.
Alt Name Burns, Annina Catherine.
Nyberg, Kara (Kara A.)
Parker, Lynn.
Institute of Medicine (U.S.). Food and Nutrition Board.
Workshop on Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas (2009 : Austin, Tex.)
Description 1 online resource (x, 75 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary "Childhood Obesity Prevention in Texas summarizes the information gathered at a workshop held February 5-6, 2009, in Austin, Texas. At this workshop, committee members met with Texas lawmakers, public officials, and community leaders to exchange ideas and to view first-hand strategies that are being implemented effectively at the state and local levels to prevent and reverse childhood obesity. Texas leaders at the workshop expressed the strong belief that the state's economic vitality and security depend on the health of its population. Accordingly, the state is no longer simply describing the personal, community, and financial costs of its obesity crisis; it is taking proactive steps to address the problem through strategic initiatives. An overarching strategy is to address obesity by targeting the state's youth, in whom it may be possible to instill healthy behaviors and lifestyles to last a lifetime. A guiding principle of these efforts is that they should be evidence based, community specific, sustainable, cost-effective, and supported by effective partnerships. Moreover, the goal is for the responsibility to be broadly shared by individuals, families, communities, and the public and private sectors."--Publisher's website.
Contents Introduction -- Opening session -- Childhood obesity in Texas: an overview -- Texas state government: successes to date -- Texas state government: what the future holds -- A look at the Texas landscape -- A look at the Austin landscape -- Live Smart Texas panel presentation -- Major themes.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780309144186 (electronic bk.)
0309144183 (electronic bk.)
0309144175 (pbk.)
9780309144179 (pbk.)
OCLC # 566196690
Additional Format Print version: Childhood obesity prevention in Texas. Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2009 9780309144179 (OCoLC)463283972

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