Sacramento, CA (October 20, 2009)- In California a third of children, one in four teens, and over half of all adults are overweight or obese, a situation that leads to a host of health problems. Urban greening-planning healthy urban forests that encourage outdoor exercise and also provide communities with nutritional resources-has an overarching role in promoting the strategies developed to reduce the obesity epidemic in California.
This was the consensus of team members from CUFR, the Sacramento Tree Foundation, California Urban Forest Council, California ReLeaf, Cal Fire, and scientists from the California Department of Public Health who met recently to collaborate on the California Obesity Prevention Plan’s (COPP) strategies for action.
California Obesity Prevention Plan: A Vision for Tomorrow, Strategic Actions for Today
California Obesity Prevention Plan and Urban Greening
Center for Urban Forest Research