In conjunction with its March 2010 issue on child obesity, Health Affairs has prepared a series of policy briefs. The new Health Affairs volume demonstrates that policy leaders can and should take crucial steps to address the obesity epidemic,  and the briefs encapsulate policy recommendations from articles in the March issue. The briefs also contain links back to the full-length Health Affairs articles for additional information.

The briefs, which are freely available to all, include:

Overview: The State Of Childhood Obesity In America

The Role Of Agriculture Policy In Reducing Childhood Obesity

Food Marketing And Distribution’s Role In The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Speeding Up Progress In Fighting Obesity In Schools

Lessons From States On Fighting Childhood Obesity

The Pervasive Effects Of Environments On Childhood Obesity