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New Hampshire's Obesity Prevention Plan

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The Healthy Eating and Active Living (HEAL) Steering Committee is pleased to offer the first statewide HEAL Action Plan. This plan is the result of the collaborative efforts of over 200 individuals from more than 45 organizations committed to the improved health and quality of life of New Hampshire residents. This plan is a blueprint for action to guide statewide efforts for the next few years

The goals and recommendations described in this HEAL Action Plan reflect the consensus of a broad range of experts and stakeholders. Our success in implementing these recommendations will depend on partners working together toward a common vision.

To see New Hampshire's plan click here.

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

The Obesity Prevention Program at the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services Division of Public Health Services has released the New Hampshire Obesity Data Book 2010. For the first time,all sources of obesity-related data have been gathered into one publication. The Data Book documents increased rates of obesity among adults, teens, elementary-school children, and preschoolers. To see the document click here.

The NH Obesity Prevention Program in the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Public Health Services is pleased to share the Childhood Obesity in New Hampshire 2008-2009 report. The report describes the key finding of the New Hampshire Third Grade Healthy Smiles Healthy Growth Survey, that one in three New Hampshire third graders are overweight or obese. It also gives New Hampshire leaders examples of policies and environmental changes that can help reduce childrens risk of obesity. click here.

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