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'Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation' is the title of the May 2010 White House report that both identifies the issue and provides a the time frame to remedy it. It describes 5 major areas for action: Early childhood; Empowering parents & care givers; Healthy food in schools; Access to healthy, affordable food; and Increasing physical activity. Benchmarks for success are specified for each area. The report lists 70 recommendations and identifies actions for government and the private sector. The NH HEAL Initiative is engaged in many strategies described in the report. Many of the White House report's recommendations echo recommendations in the November 2009 Report of the NH Commission on Childhood Obesity, a policy initiative launched by the Foundation for Healthy Communities in 2007.

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