Rethinking Obesity Prevention—The Second Lancet Series on Obesity

NCCOR’s Connect & Explore Webinar unpacks The Lancet special issue, discussing how public support for policy actions and new thinking can move the needle on obesity

Despite reported areas of decline, no country has reversed its obesity epidemic. Researchers increasingly believe that governments and stakeholders should act urgently to decrease the prevalence of obesity, including childhood obesity. Papers in the new Lancet series review the growing consensus on core policy actions, reasons for patchy progress, and opportunities to aid obesity prevention.

The Lancet Series, available Feb. 19, examines the competing perspectives on the causes and solutions for obesity and why rethinking our approaches is critical to reversing the epidemic. From regulatory action to empowering the public, the authors highlight opportunities to break the cycle of demand for foods of poor nutritional quality and move the focus toward changing food environments. Continue reading

Obesity Series in The Lancet features articles from NCCOR’s modeling teams

An Obesity Series, released Aug. 26 in The Lancet, features four papers and related commentaries from NCCOR’s Collaborative Obesity Modeling Network (COMNet) modeling teams. COMNet includes teams from both academia and government in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, and Canada. The following link lists the teams and their members: http://nccor.org/envision/networks_comnet.html Continue reading