Multiple strategies needed to flight obesity, study, suggests

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By: Nanci Hellmich

Students should be physically active for 60 minutes every day at school, fast-food restaurants need to offer healthier foods to kids, and communities need to have trails and other safe areas for residents to encourage physical activity, says a report out today.It’s going to take many strategies like these and a full-scale effort across all segments of society to reduce the obesity epidemic in this country, says a report from an expert committee convened by the Institute of Medicine, which provides independent advice on health issues to policy makers, foundations and others. Full Text

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