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Cities Say Restaurant Nutrition Information Crucial in Fighting Obesity
Date:9/11/2007

n General, the Food and Drug Association, the National Academies' Institute of Medicine and the American Medical Association have all recommended nutritional labeling of restaurant food as a useful strategy for addressing obesity.

"This effort is not in any way an attempt to restrict consumers from consuming whatever they want; instead, it is an effort to provide them with clear information to make healthy choices."

NLC will continue to work with cities on a variety of strategies to promote wellness and combat childhood obesity. For more information on NLC's work to combat obesity, go to http://www.nlc.org.

The National League of Cities is the nation's oldest and largest organization devoted to strengthening and promoting cities as centers of opportunity, leadership and governance. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.


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