Cutting the Fat: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Cutting the Fat: The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

Food retailers and manufacturers have stepped up their focus on the childhood obesity issue “Food retailers can have a very constructive impact.” — Kelly Brownell, director, Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, Yale University

In February 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama brought unprecedented attention to the issue of childhood obesity when she launched the “Let’s Move” initiative.

The goal of the multifaceted program was nothing less than “solving the challenge of childhood obesity” — which has more tripled in the past 30 years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — “within a generation so that childre

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