Minnesota Obesity Plan
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.