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Governor Ruth Ann Minner, U.S. Senator Tom Carper, U.S. Representative Mike Castle and Lt. Governor John Carney Join 125 Delaware Community Leaders Endorsing the Campaign to Make Delaware's Kids the Healthiest in the Nation
Date:10/4/2007

NEWARK, Del., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- More than 125 leaders from throughout the state, led by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, joined together to support a multi-year, statewide campaign to Make Delaware's Kids the Healthiest in the Nation. The campaign, launched by Nemours Health and Prevention Services (NHPS), encourages and celebrates the efforts of schools, community organizations, health professionals, child care centers, parents, and other leaders to improve the motivation, opportunity and ability for children to eat right and be more physically active.

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"We need to ensure the future of Delaware by helping our children be healthy today," remarked Governor Minner. "I would like to thank Nemours for once again helping the children of Delaware."

"Obesity is a national and statewide epidemic, and can lead to devastating, long-term health risks for our children. That is why many leaders, from all parts of the state, have pledged today to help Delaware's children live a healthy lifestyle," said Debbie I. Chang, Senior Vice President and Executive Director of NHPS. "They understand that kids can't do it alone when it comes to eating healthy foods and being more physically active. And, they know that kids can't do it alone when it comes to making these opportunities available in all communities."

"I keep coming back to Forest Oaks [Elementary School] year [after year] as part of the Lt. Governor's Challenge," added John Carney, Lt. Governor of Delaware. "While it is true that kids cannot do i
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