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Has America Reached its Tipping Point on Obesity?

September 25th, 2009

“September 18th, 2009 – The STOP Obesity Alliance released recommendations for addressing obesity within health reform as part of a public discussion in Washington, D.C., on September 9. The recommendations will provide policymakers with considerations in their efforts to effectively address obesity in forthcoming reform bills.” (From the STOP Obesity Alliance website.) Richard H. Carmona, M.D., M.P.H., STOP Obesity Alliance Health & Wellness Chairperson, 17th Surgeon General of the United States (2002-2006) David Satcher, M.D., M.P.H., The Satcher Leadership Institute Director, 16th Surgeon General of the United States (1998-2002) Christine Ferguson, J.D., STOP Obesity Alliance Director Morgan Downey, J.D., STOP Obesity Alliance Policy Advisor Jeff Levi, Ph.D., Trust for America‚Äôs Health Helen Darling, National Business Group on Health