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What Works Fact Sheet: Obesity Prevention and Control

Resource Summary

A young girl eats an apple during snack time at schoolThis brochure summarizes information in The Guide to Community Preventive Services (The Community Guide) about intervention approaches to prevent overweight and obesity. It is designed to help public health professionals, educators, and employers find proven intervention approaches—including programs, services and other interventions—to prevent overweight and obesity. It can help decision makers in both public and private sectors make choices about what intervention approaches are best for their communities.