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Ohio's Obesity Prevention Plan

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The proposed plan is a template to address Ohios significant obesity epidemic across multiple settings. The plan outlines goals and objectives that have a particular emphasis on how state government may take a more active role in promoting obesity prevention through supporting policy and environmental changes. The plan includes specific immediate, short-term and long-term action strategies to guide implementation efforts to ensure the document is an effective and measureable blueprint for action.

The plan is the culmination of targeted planning work, and is based on agency experience and research of currently available data. It is anticipated that obesity prevention efforts will continue to evolve and that new research and best practices will emerge from the plans implementation. Therefore, the proposed plan is a work in progress; open to revision and increased specificity. As local, regional and state efforts tackle the obesity epidemic, improvements will be made possible through monitoring, reviewing and revising the plan on an annual basis.

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