Advocacy

Obesity Policy Activities

Letters Position Statements and Letters

TFAH Comments on FDA 10 Year Sodium Reduction Targets (December 2016)
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TFAH Comments on USPSTF Obesity Draft Evidence Review (November 2016)
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TFAH Comments on FDA 2 Year Sodium Reduction Targets (October 2016)
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TFAH Comments on CMS Proposed Rule Regarding Diabetes Prevetion Program Payment Policies (September 2016)
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TFAH Comments on USDA SNAP Retailers Proposed Rule (May 2016)
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TFAH Comments to Senate Finance Committee Chronic Disease Working Group (June 2015)
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TFAH Comments on FDA Proposed Rule to Modify Nutrition Facts Panel (May 2014)
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TFAH Comments on FDA Proposed Rule to Modify Reference Serving Sizes (May 2014)
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TFAH Comments on USDA Proposed Rule for Local School Wellness Policy (April 2014)
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TFAH Comments to Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee on 2015 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (March 2014)
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TFAH Comments on USDA Request for Information regarding SNAP Retailer Standards (November 2013)
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TFAH Comments on USDA Interim Final Rule for Competitive Foods (October 2013)
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TFAH One-Pagers on the Farm Bill, SNAP, and Community Health (May 2013)
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TFAH Comments on draft USDA Competitive Foods Nutrition Standards (April 2013)
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TFAH Comments on draft Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Mid-Course Report (December 2012)
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TFAH Comments on CMS Proposed Coverage Decision Memorandum for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Medicare Beneficiaries (September 2011)
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TFAH Comments to FTC on Interagency Working Group on Food Marketed to Children Proposed Nutrition Principles to Guide Industry Self-Regulatory Efforts (July 2011)
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TFAH Comments on FDA Proposed Rule to Require Menu Labeling in Restaurants (June 2011)
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TFAH Comments on FDA Proposed Rule to Require Calorie Labeling in Vending Machines (June 2011)
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TFAH Comments on USDA/FNS Proposed Nutrition Standards in National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (April 2011)
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TFAH Comments on CMS National Coverage Analysis for Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Medicare Beneficiaries (April 2011)
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TFAH Letter with Comments for the Obesity Task Force (March 2010)
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TFAH Letter with Comments Regarding Reform of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (March 2010)
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Group Letter in Support of H.R. 3590, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (December 2009)
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Letter Urging Support of S. 3321, the Federal Obesity Prevention Act (July 2008)
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Coalition Letter Urging an Assessment of "Food Deserts" (June 2008)
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Coalition Letter Supporting Funding for the Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (June 2008)
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Briefings Congressional Hearings and Briefings

Testimony

The State of Obesity in America
Testimony of Richard Hamburg, Director of Government Relations, Trust for America's Health, Before the U.S. House Agriculture Committee's Subcommittee on Department Operations, Oversight, Nutrition & Forestry (March 2009)

Childhood Obesity: The Declining Health of America's Next Generation
Testimony of Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health, Before the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee's Subcommittee on Children and Families (July 2008)

Briefing Presentations

September 2013 F as in Fat Congressional Briefing Materials

Presentation of Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health at Congressional Briefing about F as in Fat, 2012 (September 2012)

Presentation of Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health at Congressional Briefing about F as in Fat, 2011 (September 2011)

Presentation of Jeff Levi, PhD, Executive Director, Trust for America's Health at Congressional Briefing about F as in Fat, 2010 (January 2011)

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