Task Force on Childhood Obesity: May 11, 2010

Rep. Kind discusses the Healthy CHOICES Act at a press conference on Capitol Hill with supporters including the Campaign to End Obesity, Grocery Manufacturers Association, American Heart Association, and the YMCA.

I am pleased that the Administration has made it a priority to raise awareness for and work to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic in this country.  The plans announced today by the Task Force on Childhood Obesity will help us encourage families to get moving and get healthy.   

I look forward to working with the Administration to tackle this issue.  I recently authored the Healthy CHOICES Act, which comprehensively addresses the obesity epidemic by empowering parents, increasing access to healthy foods, and getting families active. Americans today are busier than ever and it’s sometimes quicker and easier to make the unhealthy choice.  My bill makes sure Americans have access to healthy choices where they live, learn, work and play, helping families access the resources and take advantage of healthy opportunities that ensure a higher quality of life.

To see more about the work I'm doing to tackle this issue, click here.

To see the Task Force's action plan, click here.