How can the community prevent obesity?

How can the community prevent obesity?

Community Strategies

  1. Promote the availability of affordable healthy food and beverages.
  2. Support healthy food and beverage choices.
  3. Encourage breastfeeding.
  4. Encourage physical activity or limit sedentary activity among children and youth.
  5. Create safe communities that support physical activity.

Who is the target population for obesity?

The obesity prevalence was 40.0% among adults aged 20 to 39 years, 44.8% among adults aged 40 to 59 years, and 42.8% among adults aged 60 and older.

What are the preventions of obesity?

Obesity prevention for adults

  • Consume less “bad” fat and more “good” fat.
  • Consume less processed and sugary foods.
  • Eat more servings of vegetables and fruits.
  • Eat plenty of dietary fiber.
  • Focus on eating low–glycemic index foods.
  • Get the family involved in your journey.
  • Engage in regular aerobic activity.

How does obesity affect the community?

Obesity is serious because it is associated with poorer mental health outcomes and reduced quality of life. Obesity is also associated with the leading causes of death in the United States and worldwide, including diabetes, heart disease, stroke, and some types of cancer.

Why is obesity a problem in society?

What are the health benefits of obesity prevention?

Chronic overweight and obesity have high health, social, and economic costs (Hammond and Levine, 2010), and the benefits of achieving and maintaining healthy weight for overall health and well-being are well established (Horton, 2009; IOM, 2012; Wing et al., 2011; Zomer et al., 2016).

How does obesity affect the social fabric of a country?

Although obesity-promoting forces are embedded in the social fabric of daily living and affect the whole population, the finding that above-average obesity prevalence is often associated with low SES or racial/ethnic minority status is not uncommon in high-income countries like the United States (Kumanyika et al., 2012; Loring and Robertson, 2014).

Is there a link between obesity and socioeconomic status?

Higher obesity prevalence in association with lower socioeconomic status (SES) is also a frequent finding (May et al., 2013; Ogden et al., 2010a,b), although in the United States this finding is less consistent within racial/ethnic minority populations than in whites.

How is obesity a global and national problem?

Population-wide obesity and its health consequences are linked to eating and physical activity patterns that have become ways of life in modern societies (IOM, 2012; Kumanyika et al., 2008; WHO, 2000). This is a global problem, but one for which solutions must be tailored to national and subnational contexts (WHO, 2000).