Navigation Links
PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell Released the Following Statement on First Lady Michelle Obama's Childhood Obesity Initiative
Date:2/9/2010

NEW YORK, Feb. 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by PolicyLink CEO Angela Glover Blackwell:

"Reversing the childhood obesity epidemic will require the kind of clear-eyed and compassionate leadership Michelle Obama demonstrated today.

"As the First Lady stressed, too many of our children attend schools loaded with chips and soda -- and few healthy food options. For many black and Latino children, however, that bleak food landscape extends far beyond the school yard. Millions of poor children and children of color live in neighborhoods overrun by fast-food joints and corner stores -- with the closest fresh food store often two or three bus transfers away.

"If we expect our children to live healthier lives, we must create healthier communities for our children to live in -- places with access to fresh food, clean parks, safe streets, and clear air. The Obama Administration has already taken some meaningful steps toward creating healthier communities, including a $400 million proposed investment in the Health Food Financing Initiative to spur development of supermarkets and farmers markets in under-served communities.

"The recent steps by the First Lady and the Obama Administration are moving us all in a more healthy, sustainable direction. America's kids face the obesity crisis from the moment they wake up until the moment they go to sleep. We must make sure the places where they live and learn are filled with the nutritious options they need for a long, healthy life."

SOURCE PolicyLink

RELATED LINKS
http://www.policylink.org

'/>"/>

SOURCE PolicyLink
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. WellPoint President and CEO Angela Braly Appears at the Norfolk Forum
2. MED3OOO Appoints Angela Hoffman as Chief Compliance Officer
3. Tobacco-Free Kids Indiana Action Fund Launches Campaign in Support of Angela Mansfield and Scott Keller for Indianapolis City-County Council
4. Sharing Miracles Television Program to Feature Award-Winning Hollywood Star Danny Glover
5. Wiley-Blackwell launches new online medical reference tool -- Essential Evidence
6. Wiley-Blackwell and the American Heart Association present new book series
7. Wiley-Blackwell renews carbon neutral commitment
8. Wiley-Blackwell and the Cochrane Collaboration extend publishing partnership
9. Wiley-Blackwell and U. of Penn Health Systems Center for Evidence-Based Practice launch InfoPOEMs
10. Wiley-Blackwell to relaunch InfoPOEMs with InfoRetriever
11. New Development Kit for Direct Muscle Interfacing Released by Ambient
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... June 26, 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is ... a fitness app. The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the ... one size fits all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... The temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June ... , brings up a new, often overlooked aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to ... is not a common occurrence, but a necessary one in the event that lice have ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... non-athletes recover from injury. Recently, he has implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method ... —Johnson is one of the first doctors to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events may suffer ... unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. To avoid ... healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel a range ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Global law firm Greenberg Traurig, P.A. announced ... attorneys chosen by their peers for this recognition are considered among the top 2 ... received special honors as members of this year’s Legal Elite Hall of Fame: ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016  Global Blood Therapeutics, ... company developing novel therapeutics for the treatment of ... announced the closing of its previously announced underwritten ... at the public offering price of $18.75 per ... were offered by GBT. GBT estimates net proceeds ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 The Academy of Managed Care ... that would allow biopharmaceutical companies to more easily ... make formulary and coverage decisions, a move that addresses ... medicines. The recommendations address restrictions in the ... the drug label, a prohibition that hinders decision makers ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Market by Type (Standard Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), ... (Insulin, GLP-1, Growth Hormone), Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) ... MarketsandMarkets, This report studies the market for the forecast ... to reach USD 2.81 Billion by 2021 from USD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: