Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 13

Reduce the prevalence of obesity


13.1 Promote healthy eating in schools, childcare settings, worksites, health care facilities, and communities by supporting the Minnesota Food Charter strategies

13.2 Implement state and local policies that foster safe and accessible opportunities for physical activity

13.3 Improve community infrastructure to promote safe and accessible opportunities for physical activity (for example, comprehensive street design, bicycle parking at work places and transit stops, multi-use trail networks, way-finding signs)

13.4 Promote physical activity in schools, through quality physical education, active recess, active classrooms, before and after school programs and safe routes to school


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:

No groups were formed to discuss strategies 13.2 and 13.4 at the Summit. If you would like to work on one of these strategies please email

At the Summit attendees were also asked to make specific pledges to strategies to help move the work forward. Find the list of who committed to objective 13 strategies here (scroll down to view all the corresponding strategies).


Original Cancer Plan Prevention workgroup draft objectives on nutrition and physical activity.

Prevention workgroup page.


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Measure: Percent of Minnesotans who are obese
Data Source: Minnesota Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey
Baseline: 26.1% (2015) Target: 23.1%