Childhood Obesity is Michelle Obama's signature issue in this administration. A new report from The White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity calls on food companies to stop marketing unhealthy food to kids. This recommendation comes from a 120 page report, released on Tuesday, which focuses on ways we can combat the childhood obesity epidemic in our nation.
A Wall Street Journal article published today highlights findings in the report that state "one in every three children ages 2-19 is overweight or obese". It also goes on to state that effective change must be a multilateral approach with change coming from extending current self imposed regulations for food makers, the standardization of nutrition labeling on products and healthier lunch programs in schools.
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