Overweight and Obesity Prevention:
Minnesota Obesity Plan
The Minnesota Plan to Reduce Obesity and Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases is a call to action. We invite you to join us in making the reduction of obesity a priority, and helping to make Minnesota truly the healthiest state in the nation.
—Sanne Magnan, M.D., Ph.D., Former Commissioner of Health
The goals outlined in The Minnesota Plan to Reduce Obesity and Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases aim to reduce obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases by focusing on:
- improving healthy eating,
- increasing physical activity; and
- supporting healthy weight-promoting behaviors
A long-term, sustainable solution that focuses on our environment and changes to policies and systems is required to reduce the risk of obesity and obesity-related chronic diseases over the next decade. The Minnesota Plan to Reduce Obesity and Obesity-Related Chronic Diseases 2008-2013 (Obesity Plan) helps fulfill this need by:
- providing a vision for obesity prevention and treatment;
- helping stakeholders to stay focused and to prioritize;
- encouraging collaboration to maximize opportunities and impact;
- recommending actions for all sectors within the state; and
- evaluating what has been accomplished and what work is left to be done.
The Plan represents a collaboration of statewide partners--including individuals representing state and local public health, state and local education agencies, transportation, parks and recreation, community and non-profit organizations, healthcare providers and insurers, academia, advocacy organizations, industry and chronic disease prevention partners--all working to improve the health of people in Minnesota.