Childhood Obesity Task Force Report

May 17th, 2010 by Will Humble Leave a reply »

The President signed a Memorandum in February establishing the Task Force on Childhood Obesity and charged them with developing an interagency action plan to solve the problem of obesity in the US.  The Task Force included the Secretaries of the Health, Agriculture, Interior, Education, Office of Management and Budget, Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff to the First Lady, and the Assistant to the President for Economic Policy.

The Task Force published its action plan this month entitled  Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity Within a Generation.   Those of you who work in our physical activity and nutrition shop will probably want to read the 99 page report.  In particular, you should take a look at the conclusions and recommendations table.

The task force also announced the Apps for Healthy Kids competition which challenges software developers, game designers, and students to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that drive children, especially “tweens” (ages 9-12) – directly or through their parents – to eat better and be more physically active.

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  5. Ina Wilson says:

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  7. Marek says:

    Can you give some details about what happened during the year since The President signed a Memorandum? Are there any visible results?

  8. Russell says:

    The Apps for Healthy Kids concept is brilliant and so very needed. It’s an ideal way to connect with kids in a “cool” way. Could stick…

  9. Anonymous says:

    I think you have to look only as far as your grocery store and the number of junk food aisles today compared to maybe 40 years ago. At that time there was a choice of potato chips or corn chips. Now there are aisle after aisle of that junk. Same with soda pop. Empty calories. Americans are getting fat while slowly starving to death at the same time. Unbelievable!

  10. shahbaz says:

    At that time there was a choice of potato chips or corn chips. Now there are aisle after aisle of that junk. Same with soda pop. Empty calories. Americans are getting fat while slowly starving to death at the same time. Unbelievable!

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