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CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Activities. ASNNA Annual Meeting February 16, 2010 Christa Essig, MPH Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Centers for Disease Control and Prevention FNCS/USDA Detail
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ASNNA Annual Meeting
February 16, 2010
Christa Essig, MPH
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The findings and conclusions herein are those of the author(s)
and do not necessarily represent the official position of
the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Medical costs associated with obesity for the United States have risen to
$147 billion in 2008 dollars.
Finkelstein et al., 2009
Action Institutes and Training
Tools for Community Action
Evaluation and Innovation
- Physical activity
- Consumption of fruits and vegetables
- Television viewing
- Consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
- Consumption of high-energy dense foods
(high calorie/low nutrient foods)
To Decrease Consumption of High Energy Dense Diets
Apply nutrition standards in childcare, school, and workplace settings
Promote menu labeling in states and communities
Support interventions for retail food in underserved areas
To Decrease Consumption of Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Ensure ready access to safe and palatable (quality) drinking water
Limit access to sugar-sweetened beverages
Decrease relative cost of healthy beverages through differential pricing and/or taxation of sugar-sweetened beverages
To Increase Fruit and Vegetable Consumption
Establish food policy councils
Support farm-to-where-you-are programs
Improve access to retail food stores that provide fruits and vegetables
Story, M., K. M. Kaphingst, et al. (2008). "Creating healthy food and eating environments: policy and environmental approaches." Annual Rev Public Health29: 253-72, Figure 1.
- program funding
- technical assistance
- program oversight
Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity
Web site: http://www.cdc.gov/obesity/stateprograms/index.html
- Increase levels of physical activity;
- Improve nutrition;
- Decrease obesity rates; and
- Decrease smoking prevalence, teen smoking initiation, and exposure to second-hand smoke.
Social Support & Services