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Illinois' Obesity Prevention Plan

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The Illinois Strategic State Plan to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity to Prevent and Control Obesity provides a framework for action to reduce the burden of obesity. Its purpose is to provide an organized approach to obesity prevention and control efforts. The state plan is intended for use by people and organizations interested in physical activity and nutrition for the reduction of overweight and obesity.

Members of the Obesity Steering Committee identified recommendations and key strategies for improving nutrition and physical activity in the school, community, worksite and health care settings. In addition, several advisory committees have provided guidance and direction for the state NUPA program and development of the state plan. They include representatives from academia, public health,science and epidemiology, the medical community and the general public.

To go directly to a copy of Illinois' plan click here.

To learn more about Illinois' Department of Health click here.