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:

For the majority of Americans who do not use tobacco, the most important behaviors to reduce cancer risk are weight control, dietary choices, and physical activity. Up to one third of cancer deaths in the US can be attributed to poor diet, physical inactivity, and excess weight.

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.

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Research Plan: Screening for Obesity and Interventions for Weight Management in Children and Adolescents.

Prevention and the Health Care Law

The American Cancer Society and the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Draft Recommendation Statement: Vitamin, Mineral, and Multivitamin Supplements for the Primary Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease and Cancer.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network provided comments on the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services' (CMS) National Coverage Analysis on Intensive Behavioral Therapy for Obesity.