Overweight and obesity are public health problems of relevance to the whole community and require strategies that focus on populationwide change rather than attempting to address individuals or small groups in isolation of the community in which they live. An effective population strategy needs to both improve population knowledge about obesity and its management and reduce the exposure of the community to obesity-promoting factors in the environment. Action at a population level requires coordination at a central level and the investment of resources to be maintained over a long period of time to achieve population change.
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