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Top Policy Groups Take Action to Create Healthy Communities, Prevent Childhood Obesity
Date:4/30/2009

clear," the organizations declare in an unequivocal joint statement. Signed by each group's executive director, it concludes, "When policy leaders unite for a common purpose, it enables communities to tap into a larger network of social and financial resources. Together, they can support healthy schools, healthy communities and healthy children."

As part of a multi-year effort, Leadership for Healthy Communities now will recruit additional policy-maker champions to join the growing movement to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity by 2015. They will benefit from a new toolkit to be released at the summit. Action Strategies for Healthy Communities, developed by the national program and its partners, recommends policy measures to increase physical activity and improve nutrition among children and families. It places special emphasis on the populations most affected by obesity and its serious health consequences.

"Day in, day out, the policy-makers gathered here demonstrate a commitment to improving the health of their communities and of our nation's children," said Maya Rockeymoore Cummings, Ph.D., director of Leadership for Healthy Communities. "Their work is especially impressive and important given the economic challenges confronting state and local governments, as well as families across the nation."

The summit's honorees, who will receive the Healthy Communities Leadership Award, were chosen from more than 40 nominees. Their approaches illustrate the gamut of policies that can help prevent childhood obesity:

  • In New York, Mayor Bloomberg helped make that city the first in the nation to require fast-food and chain restaurants to provide nutrition information on menus. It also was the first city to adopt formal nutrition standards for schools and city agencies.
  • In the Rio Grande City Consolidated Independent school district, Superintendent Gonzalez elimin
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