Access to Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Services

A healthy lifestyle is important for cancer prevention and survivorship.  ACS CAN supports providing children and adults, cancer patients, and survivors with access to and coverage of obesity screening and evidence-based nutrition, physical activity and weight management programs and services.

Access to Obesity, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Services Resources:

Obesity is a significant risk factor for several cancers, so it is important for this risk factor to be identified and addressed in youth and adults.  This fact sheet outlines evidence-based obesity screening and management as well as ASC CAN's position on screening and management of obesity.

The American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments to the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (Task Force on the Draft Research Plan for Weight Loss to Prevent Obesity-Related Morbidity and Mortality.