Minnesota Obesity Plan

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:

  1. improving healthy eating,
  2. increasing physical activity; and
  3. 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:

  1. providing a vision for obesity prevention and treatment;
  2. helping stakeholders to stay focused and to prioritize;
  3. encouraging collaboration to maximize opportunities and impact;
  4. recommending actions for all sectors within the state; and
  5. 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.

Updated Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 03:43PM