Department of Pediatrics, The Brody School of Medicine
Pediatric Healthy Weight Research & Treatment Center

Caroline Morgan in the pool

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NC's Plan to Address Obesity 2013-2020: Healthy Weight and Healthy Communities

In January 2013 North Carolina unveiled its new statewide plan to address obesity by 2020. The plan provides goals and measurable objectives to guide efforts in reducing overweight and obesity among children and adults. It encourages adoption of six core behaviors by individuals, families and communities in eight sectors such as healthcare, faith-based organizations, schools, child care settings and government agencies.

The plan aims to make healthy eating and physical activity the "easy choice" for all North Carolinians. To learn more about the plan and how you can participate, visit today!