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2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan

The California Obesity Prevention Program (COPP) of the California Department of Public Health is pleased to announce the release of the updated 2010 California Obesity Prevention Plan.  The publication of this important roadmap for California’s obesity prevention efforts would not have been possible without the support and efforts of our partners from across the state and the support of our funder, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). 

The Plan is a call to action for stakeholders from all the identified sectors—State, Local, and Tribal Governments; Employers; Health Care; Families; Community Organizations; Schools; Child Care; Food and Beverage Industry; and Entertainment and Professional Sports—to work together to improve the health of all Californians.  In addition, the Plan places a special emphasis on addressing CDC’s six identified target areas:  increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, physical activity, and breastfeeding, while decreasing consumption of energy dense foods, sugar sweetened beverages, and television viewing (screen time). 

The updated Plan builds upon the goals, objectives, and strategies originally outlined in the 2006 California Obesity Prevention Plan.  In addition, the new Plan focuses on the importance of implementing policy and environmental change strategies, as well as addressing health inequities and disparities, if we are to move the needle on California’s obesity epidemic.  Incorporated into the 2010 Plan is a broader array of obesity prevention strategies, as well as highlights of successful actions currently being implemented across the state.

California Obesity Prevention Plan (2010) (PDF, New Window) ...Spanish   Word Document, no graphics (updated 4/5/11)

To order a hard copy in English or Spanish while supplies last, contact:

California Obesity Prevention Program
California Department of Public Health
PO Box 997377, MS 7211
Sacramento, CA 95899-7377
Phone: 916.552.9871

Last modified on: 4/5/2011 1:09 PM