Nearly 40% of US children are overweight or obese. We propose that a cell-to-society integrative approach is needed that takes into account biology, early child development, home and childcare environments, and public policy. This approach requires researchers, families, and policy makers to work together to develop preventative strategies and interventions that benefit the nutrition and wellbeing of young children and their families, and ultimately the health of the nation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-377
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Endocrinology and Metabolism
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2013


  • Childhood obesity
  • Public policy
  • Transdisciplinary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Endocrinology


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