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STATE SEEKS INPUT ON 2012-2020 NUTRITION, PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND OBESITY
Plan Draft Is Available on Department Website; Comments
Due by July 18
MADISON—State health officials today encouraged the public to provide
input on a draft of the 2012-2020 Wisconsin Nutrition, Physical Activity
and Obesity State Plan, now available for review on the Department of
Health Services (DHS) website. Comments are requested by July 18.
“Obesity is a significant problem in Wisconsin, especially because it
contributes to chronic disease such as diabetes, heart disease and even
cancer,” said Karen McKeown, Wisconsin Division of Public Health
Administrator. “We have worked with our partners to develop a draft plan
to address the causes of obesity and are now seeking input from
traditional and non-traditional partners and individuals statewide.”
The Department is seeking input on all aspects of the plan, but is
interested specifically in comments on these topics:
- The role of the individual and family in the plan. What role should
individuals play in their own health? What role should individuals
play in improving the health of their communities?
- Level of evidence that supports the recommendations.
- Feasibility of recommended actions and goals.
- Where new regulations are proposed, do the benefits outweigh the
costs? Do they focus on outcome objectives or process objectives?
Could non-regulatory approaches achieve similar outcomes?
- Are there government policies that have an adverse impact on sound
To read the draft plan and provide comments, visit http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/aboutdhs/public-comment/index.htm
Listen to Karen McKeown,
Wisconsin Division of Public Health Administrator, speak about the
importance of getting public input on the draft plan. (audio, MP3
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June 20, 2012