Wednesday, September 3, 2014

White House Proclamation Marks National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

President Barack Obama signed a proclamation designating September 2014 as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. The proclamation references a number of national childhood obesity reduction initiatives, including recently updated nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold and served in schools, as well as an expansion of the Community Eligibility Option under which 22,000 schools in low-income communities will be able to serve free meals to all students.

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