Community organizations and local and state governments should expand programs that encourage activity.
Download the executive summary of this report as a PDF file at www.nap.edu. Additional information is available at www.iom.edu/obesity.
.To minimize risk, women should aim to achieve a healthy weight before becoming pregnant, the study authors recommended. They suggested that women refer to the National Academy of Medicine’s recommendations on appropriate gestational weight gain, which can be found at
nutrition standards for school vending machines last spring in an effort to get soda and junk foods out of our nation’s schools. You can find these new standards at www.iom.edu/CMS/3788/30181/42502.aspx.In a related action, a company in San Diego is now giving away free “healthy” vending
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