Research

Interventions are available to reduce the prevalence of obesity. But no single program or policy can reach enough people to have a significant effect on our national rates. Addressing US obesity rates will require the cumulative effect of many different changes across settings and behavioral targets, each making its own contribution.

For this reason, the Childhood Obesity Intervention Cost-Effectiveness Study (CHOICES) evaluated policies and programs applicable to a range of key sectors (each sector page below includes related CHOICES publications):

Team leaders for each sector guided the systematic review, determined inclusion and exclusion criteria to select the strongest evidence, calculated the effectiveness estimate, and identified the necessary activities and resources to carry out an intervention. Team leaders were also responsible for compiling the effect, cost, and reach inputs into an intervention specification document for entry into the CHOICES model, as well as synthesizing the model results into an issue brief for each intervention.