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Approaches to obesity prevention and treatment have gone from focusing on genetic and other biological factors to a exploring a diversity of diets and individual behavior modification interventions anchored primarily in the power of the mind, to the recent shift focusing on societal interventions to design ‘temptation-proof’ physical, social, and economic environments. In spite of repeated calls to action, including those of the World Health Organization (WHO), the pandemic continues to progress. WHO recently projected that if the current lifestyle trend in young and adult populations around the world persist, by 2012 in countries like the USA, health care costs may amount to as much as 17.7% of the GDP. In large part due to the problems of obesity, those children may be the first generation ever to have a shorter life expectancy than that of their parents. This work presents a research and proposals for addressing the pandemic. Past studies have focused primarly on either genetic or behavioral causes for obesity, however today’s research indicates that a integrated program may be the best prospect for success in overcoming the obesity problem.