Obesity prevention and control in worksite settings

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George Washington University's (GW) Office of the Vice President of Research and ICF International cohosted an expert panel discussion on obesity prevention and control in worksites. Discussion topics included:

  • How evidence-based worksite practices are translated into programs and barriers, outcomes, and return on investment (ROI)
  • Practices implemented by businesses and measureable outcomes
  • Evidence base that underpins the recommendations for worksite interventions
  • Examples of the most promising, funded National Institutes of Health (NIH) trials

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Did You Know?

More than one-third (78.6 million) of U.S. adults suffer from obesity. In 2008, the medical costs of obesity in the United States were estimated at $147 billion, and medical costs for people who are obese was $1,429 higher than for those of normal weight.

By Dr. Nicola Dawkins-Lyn
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