Posts Tagged ‘Institute of Medicine’

Do We Talk about Obesity in Polite Company?

October 1, 2014 — A workshop on cross-sector obesity projects at the Institute of Medicine leaves us wondering: do we talk about obesity in polite company? The title of the workshop — Cross-Sector Work on Obesity Prevention, Treatment, and Weight Maintenance: Models for Change — didn’t exactly match the content. It was really about obesity prevention and community transformation projects. A succession […]

U.S. Fails on Measuring Obesity Prevention

August 5, 2013 — The Institute of Medicine (IOM) has just issued an unusually blunt assessment of the U.S. failure on measuring obesity prevention efforts. Right up front, the report identifies a gap between the substantial investment in prevention and in evaluating the fruit of those efforts, saying: The nation still lags behind international efforts in providing the leadership, […]