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The Role of the Public Health Nutritionist in Obesity Prevention: An ASTPHND Brief
Public Health Nutritionist in Obesity Prevention. PDF/Acrobat file  

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reversing the obesity epidemic in this country requires a comprehensive and coordinated approach to transform communities into places that support and promote healthy lifestyle choices for all residents. Public health’s role in obesity prevention is to create environments that support people in making healthy eating and active lifestyle choices. Public health nutritionists are the professionals trained to facilitate change around healthy eating.