Obesity battle must be fought together, study shows

It will take more than just one small change to reduce childhood obesity in America, according to a report from a committee convened by the Institute of Medicine. Multiple strategies and efforts spanning all segments of society need to be made to reduce the obesity epidemic.

Graphic courtesy of the Institute of Medicine.

Schools, the workplace and healthcare providers will all need to be part of the solution, the study showed. Illnesses and costs associated with obesity are on the rise and show no signs of stopping.

Click here to read five goals and recommended strategies concerning the fight against childhood obesity.

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