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It is widely believed that the US health care system needs to transition from a culture of reactive treatment of disease to one of proactive prevention.
The National Health Expenditure Accounts (NHEA) produced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report that U.S. health care spending was $2.6 trillion in 2010.
This report provides an in-depth look at how states are incorporating obesity prevention into their Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRISs) for child care facilities.
Wisconsin participants in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) showed a generally positive response to the revised WIC food package, this study found.
This study examines the impact of Delaware's nutrition and physical activity standards, which were designed to prevent childhood obesity.
This paper examines the current methods employed in various states to conduct BMI surveillance and concludes that the use of electronic state health and immunization registries may be the most effective tool for gathering childhood BMI data.