An authoritative analysis of the effects that obesity is having on the health and the economic and social well-being of the United States, with a focus on controversies and informed action.
• Primary source documents, including excerpts from the U.S. Surgeon General's 2001 Call to Action, the 2004 Strategic Plan for NIH Obesity, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHBLI) Clinical Guidelines on the Identification, Evaluation, and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity in Adults (1998)
• List of state and federal government organizations that offer additional information about obesity
• Online resources offering in-depth information on food issues