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Obesity Prevention



NACDD's Obesity Prevention work identifies ways in which the associaiton can best serve its members as they work to reduce obesity and obesity-related conditions.  NACDD focuses on actions that support effective policy and environmental changes at local, state and national levels.  Such reports include:

• Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States.  MMWR Recommendations and Reports, July 24, 2009

• Preventing Childhood Obesity:  Health in the Balance.  The National Academies Press, 2005.

• The Surgeon General's Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, 2001

Who We Are

Paula Clayton, Kansas, Member Lead

Ellen Jones, PhD, Senior Program Consultant


Ellen Jones, PhD


What We Do

*  assessment

*  training

*  technical assistance

*  obesity policy

*  evaluation