GMA Applauds Anti-Obesity Bill

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association commended Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, for introducing the Fit for LIFE Act of 2011, Friday.

WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association commended Rep. Marcia Fudge, D-Ohio, for introducing the Fit for LIFE Act of 2011, Friday.

The latest version of the legislation aimed at combating childhood obesity, includes language that would provide at-risk children access to nutritious foods on weekends and during school holidays.

“The food and beverage industry supports this comprehensive, commonsense approach to help young Americans – especially those in underserved communities – build healthy diets and lead active lifestyles,” said GMA President and Chief Executive Officer Pamela G. Bailey, in a prepared statement. “The Fit for LIFE Act targets the root causes of obesity. It will help children establish healthy behaviors at a young age.”