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Pandemic Obesity: What Is the Solution?

Tillotson, James E. PhD, MBA

Business and Nutrition

“What is the practical solution to the obesity problem?” is the perceptive question I was recently asked by Linda Hirsh, Field Producer for the Peter Jennings’ Show. She was preparing a television show on the American obesity problem for fall viewing on ABC. This column looks at whether there is a practical solution yet, and, if there is, what is it? Here goes!

Some compromises between business and public policy goals we can all live with

James E. Tillotson, PhD, MBA, is currently Professor of Food Policy and International Business at Tufts University. Before returning to the academic world, Dr Tillotson worked in industry, holding various research and development positions in the food and chemical sectors.

Corresponding author: James E. Tillotson, PhD, MBA, PO Box Ten, Cohasset, MA 02025-0100 (e-mail:

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