Help Michelle Obama fight childhood obesity
June 15, 2014
CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden credited efforts by child care centers to cut down on sugary soft drinks, improve nutrition and boost physical activity. He supports the First Lady’s “Let’s Move!” program and school nutrition efforts.
Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan public health advocacy group, says “The best strategy to lower obesity rates (in adults) is to help our children establish healthier habits while they are young, including good nutrition and increased activity. By limiting the marketing of junk food in schools, we can help even out that equation.”
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