Tuesday, September 11, 2012

White House Proclamation Marks National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating September 2012 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The proclamation references a number of national childhood obesity reduction initiatives, from new school meals regulations per the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 to updated standards in the federal government’s Dietary Guidelines for Americans. It also notes that “over “4,000 schools have established rigorous nutrition and physical activity standards through the HealthierUS School Challenge, and more than a million Americans have earned the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award by committing to healthy eating and regular exercise.” 
Provided by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

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