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Mom Returns From D.C. Determined To Take On Childhood Obesity With A Call To Action For Parents
Date:4/13/2010

our children don’t start to eat better and be active every day, their life span will be shorter than their parents, begs for a grass-roots effort,” Flis said.

The message Flis took away from the D.C. meeting was two-fold; reducing childhood obesity within a generation is a hefty goal that will require a cultural shift in the way Americans view eating and physical activity; and the top level people Flis met with are as overwhelmed as the rest of the health advocates by the enormity of it all.

Reality check! Isn’t taking on childhood obesity a pretty lofty goal for a mom?

Flis is going to stick to her area of expertise – the parents! “I am a parent and I have been working with parents as a volunteer and a professional for 25 years," she said. "Parents are continually blamed for everything that goes wrong with children. In this case, everyone is culpable – home, school, community, business and yes, even government.” Flis is adamant that parents can and will be accountable for their part. "Now is the time for a Call to Action for parents," she said. "With one strong united voice, we can make others accountable for this as well."

Can Flis do it?

“I have worked with parents who have done remarkable things to improve eating and physical activity for children. It is time to highlight the good things parents are doing and unite their voices.” The White House received 2500 comments on the Let’s Move web site. Flis is certain she will hear from more than 2500 parents who want to unite and force change.

Some naysayers may think Flis is an “ant trying to move a rubber tree plant," but those who know her, understand that there is more here than &ld
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