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My Healthy Weight

Health / November 15, 2017 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

On Wednesday, November 15 at 2:00 p.m., private and public health care payers and employers from across the country took the My Healthy Weight pledge to offer obesity prevention and treatment for individuals of all ages. Today, more than one in three U.S….

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First-Ever Obesity Care Competencies Offer Health Professionals Standardized Education to Help Patients

Health / Press Release June 7, 2017

More than 20 leading health organizations are releasing the first-ever set of interdisciplinary educational competencies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

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Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity

Health / Research June 7, 2017

Few health professionals and trainees receive training in the prevention and management of obesity. The Provider Competencies for the Prevention and Management of Obesity were designed by more than 20 leading health organizations representing a dozen health professions. They are aimed at many types of health professionals engaged in obesity prevention and management.

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Preparing Health Care Providers for Obesity Care

Health / June 7, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Learn about the first ever set of competencies for the prevention and treatment of obesity.

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Prevention Plays Invaluable Role in Cancer Fight

Hannah Martin, Caitlin Krutsick / Blog October 5, 2016

A substantial, sustained commitment to prevention will be necessary to maximize success in the fight to end cancer.

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The United States Has a New Physical Literacy Plan

Robin Schepper / Blog June 26, 2015

The goal is to have implemented physical literacy principles into the programs of all organizations that touch the lives of children in the United States by 2020.

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The ENRICH Act will provide better tools to fight obesity epidemic

Health / News March 23, 2015

Although two in three Americans are overweight or obese, only one in eight patients visiting doctors receives counseling on the benefits of a healthy diet.

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What Do You Do? Physical Literacy in Action

Robin Schepper / Blog March 9, 2015

BPC and numerous other organizations from the United States and Canada are working together to create a comprehensive physical literacy plan.

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Glickman and Veneman: 2015 Means New FDA Calorie Labeling on Menus

Health / News January 26, 2015

Later this year, regulations from the FDA will go into effect requiring chain restaurants and other establishments to clearly display calorie information beside all food items.

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Physicians Need Training in Nutrition and Physical Activity to Help Combat Obesity Epidemic

Health / Press Release June 24, 2014

Current training for medical professionals in nutrition and exercise is inadequate to cope with the nation’s obesity epidemic.

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