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Tennessee's Obesity Prevention Plan

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According to Weighing the Costs of Obesity in Tennessee a consistent theme that emerged from interviews with state, higher education, local health department and nonprofit officials was that Tennessee needs a strategic plan and cohesive vision for addressing obesity.

Confronted with the obesity epidemic and its health and fiscal toll, the public, private and nonprofit sectors have responded with a profusion of anti-obesity initiatives and wellness campaigns. However, the majority of these efforts are neither coordinated nor evaluated for impact. Implementation of Eat Well, Play More Tennessee, a long-term, comprehensive state plan, along with its evaluation components, will provide the tools necessary to address these concerns.

To go to Tennessee's Physical Activity and Nutrition Program click here.

To view Tennessee's nutrition and physical activity plan click here.