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AHA Educating Task Force Members on the Impact of Childhood Obesity

 

At the December meeting of Connecticut’s Childhood Obesity Task force, American Heart’s own, Dr. Sally Wong, presented to members an assessment of the causes of childhood obesity, the impact the crisis is having on our communities, and strategies to reverse the disturbing trend. Dr. Wong is an Associate Science and Medicine Advisor for Voices for Healthy Kids, the new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation is working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The Task Force is charged with gathering information and reporting to the General Assembly and the Governor policies aimed at coordinating and administering state programs to reduce the incidents of childhood obesity. 

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