America’s economic competitiveness depends on improving the health of its citizens.
Health and Wellness
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American companies understand that strengthening individuals, communities, and ecosystems around the globe is good for business.
Businesses across the country are working to create healthy communities. To further strengthen the business community’s role in obesity prevention programs, the U.S.
Businesses play a critical role as stewards of health and wellness in their communities.
Worldwide, obesity rates have nearly doubled since 1980. In the United States, 35.7% of adults are obese. In a 2008 study, medical costs associated with obesity in the United States were estimated at $147 billion.