There are no simple solutions to prevent childhood obesity and chronic disease.

It will take all of us โ€” communities, organizations, governments, individuals, and all sectors of society โ€” working together over the long term to create the cultural shift that is needed to improve our collective health.

Thrive! lays the foundation to build this necessary change โ€“ using actions based on scientific evidence, expert and public input, and existing success.

The Actions support four key directions:

These directions are built on a foundation of social policy.

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