The Surgeon General’s vision for a healthy and fit nation, 2010 [electronic resource]. Rockville, MD : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Public Health Service, Office of the Surgeon General, 2010.
In the 2001 Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity, former Surgeon General David Satcher, MD, PhD, warned of the negative effects of the increasing weight of American citizens and outlined a public health response to reverse the trend. The Surgeon General plans to strengthen and expand this blueprint for action created by her predecessor. Although the country has made some strides since 2001, the prevalence of obesity, obesity-related diseases, and premature death remains too high.