New Report on Promotion of Unhealthy Food: Reversing Obesity in New York City

An Action Plan for Reducing the Promotion and Accessibility of Unhealthy Food examines the role of the food industry in promoting unhealthy food and suggests policy directions for reducing its influence. Released by the City University of New York Campaign Against Diabetes and the Public Health Association of New York City, the report argues that increasing access to healthier food and opportunities for physical activity is necessary but not sufficient to reduce obesity, diabetes and related health conditions. Without also reducing the availability and promotion of unhealthy food, government will not be successful in reversing the growing burden of obesity.