Combating child obesity through healthy food environments
America’s children are increasingly obese and facing vastly higher risks for expensive and lifelong chronic diseases. Attempts to change this scenario through education and personal responsibility alone have largely failed. Experts increasingly agree that a broken food system is a major contributor to obesity. Public policies can and should create the conditions where the easiest, more affordable food choices for kids and parents are the healthy ones.
- Institute of Medicine's "America's Obesity Crisis"
- Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota, "The Weight of Childhood Obesity" infographic
- Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families "Chemicals and the Obesity Link"