Before declaring premature victory over obesity, researchers point out that diet and exercise are probably not be responsible for the plateau. And we still need to reverse the trends that caused the epidemic in the first place. Two-thirds of the population is overweight or obese, and that statistic remains unchanged.
Whenever we survey our clients, the majority of employees request help with weight management. Several of our newest clients have begun offering health coaching to their employees--an excellent way to reach at-risk individuals. Our coaches are registered dietitians, giving employees access to true nutrition experts.
What can we do as a nation to reverse the obesity trend--not just stall it? I'd love to hear your views.