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Arizona's Obesity Prevention Plan

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The Arizona State Nutrition and Physical Activity Plan is a five-year action plan to reduce the burden of chronic disease and obesity in Arizona through nutrition education and physical activity. The purpose of the plan is to provide guidelines for schools, healthcare providers, communities and worksites to address overweight and obesity in Arizona.

Implementation of this plan will reduce the problems of chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes, osteoporosis, cancer and arthritis. The plan also represents an opportunity to develop policies and modify our environments in ways that will ultimately help our citizens lead healthier lives. The Arizona Department of Health Services and its Obesity Prevention Program gathered a broad coalition of experts and concerned citizens from around the state to create this comprehensive plan.

To see Arizona's plan click here.

To learn more about Arizona's Nutrition and Physical Activity Program click here.