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Briefing Date:08/08/2013
Topic:Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress

THE NATIONAL ACADEMIES
Institute of Medicine
Food and Nutrition Board
Committee on Evaluating Progress of Obesity Prevention Effort

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Congressional Briefing
Thursday, August 8, 2013
525 Hart Senate Office Bldg. – 11:00 a.m.

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Evaluating Obesity Prevention Efforts: A Plan for Measuring Progress

This new report, from the Institute of Medicine, develops a concise and actionable plan for measuring the nation's progress in obesity prevention efforts--specifically, the success of policy and environmental strategies recommended in the 2012 IOM report Accelerating Progress in Obesity Prevention: Solving the Weight of the Nation. This book offers a framework that will provide guidance for systematic and routine planning, implementation, and evaluation of the advancement of obesity prevention efforts. This framework is for specific use with the goals and strategies from the 2012 report and can be used to assess the progress made in every community and throughout the country, with the ultimate goal of reducing the obesity epidemic. It offers potentially valuable guidance in improving the quality and effect of the actions being implemented.

This briefing was for members of Congress and congressional staff only. The final report was publicly released on August 2, 2013 and can be found, in its entirety, on the Web site of the National Academies Press.

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