Progress in Preventing Childhood Obesity: How Do We Measure Up?

The Sounds of Science from the National Academies show

Summary: The remarkable increase in the prevalence of obesity among children and youth in the United States over a relatively short timespan represents one of the defining public health challenges of the 21st century. The country is beginning to recognize childhood obesity as a major public health epidemic that will incur substantial costs to the nation. This report brief summarizes the recommendations and next steps made in the report.