Evidence-based Strategies:
Reduce adult overweight and obesity

Alaska Strategies

  1. Conduct a public education campaign to promote nutrition and physical activity.

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Other Strategies

Multi-component obesity prevention interventions

Description: Robert Woods Johnson Foundation's What Works for Health: Multi-component obesity prevention strategies

Specific Programs/Strategies: Multi-component interventions include a combination of educational, environmental, and behavioral activities such as: nutrition education, aerobic/strength training and exercise sessions, training in behavioral techniques, and specific dietary prescriptions. Workplace-based multi-component interventions have been shown to improve weight status and self-confidence among participating employees. Multi-component interventions appear to be more effective than single component efforts. Eat Well Play Hard is an example of a successful multi-component obesity prevention intervention.

Recommended Community Strategies and Measurements to Prevent Obesity in the United States

Description: CDC MMWR July 24, 2009 / 58(RR07);1-26. 24 recommended strategies for obesity prevention and a suggested measurement for each strategy that communities can use to assess performance and track progress over time.

Specific Programs/Strategies: 1) strategies to promote the availability of affordable healthy food and beverages), 2) strategies to support healthy food and beverage choices, 3) a strategy to encourage breastfeeding, 4) strategies to encourage physical activity or limit sedentary activity among children and youth, 5) strategies to create safe communities that support physical activity, and 6) a strategy to encourage communities to organize for change.