The Ohio Department Health (ODH) Office of Healthy Ohio (OHO) released the Ohio Obesity Prevention Plan, a multi-faceted plan to fight the causes and effects of obesity and overweight, which impact 35.6 percent of Ohio youth ages 10 to 17 and nearly two-thirds of Ohio adults.

The plan, given to Gov. Ted Strickland on Tuesday, has three goals: improve physical activity options and opportunities; improve nutrition and access to healthy food choices and limit access to unhealthy food and beverage choices; and improve the coordination of policy and resources directed to the prevention and reduction of obesity especially among those populations most at risk. It seeks to impact Ohioans where they live: in schools and child care settings; communities and the built environment; individuals and families; health care; worksites; and government.