Tipping the Scale: Policy Approaches Toward Healthy Living and Tackling the Obesity Epidemic

Year after year, Americans make New Year's resolutions to lose weight. Some enjoy long-term success, while others experience weight increases or lose weight only to gain it back. Although many view the struggle with weight as a private concern, the steady rise in obesity—and obesity-related conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, and depression—makes it a public health problem as well.

Listen in as our panelists discuss ways that communities can promote healthy behaviors and quality-of-life enhancers such as bike paths and neighborhood parks, as well as effective ways to compete with misleading media images of fast food.

Featured Speakers

Kim Belshé, Secretary, California Health and Human Services Agency

Deborah Cohen, Senior Natural Scientist, RAND Corporation

Jot Condie, President & CEO, California Restaurant Association

Roland Sturm, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation