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Childhood Obesity Awareness Month 2010

Chilhood Obesity Takes Center Stage in September

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution designating September 2010 as the first ever National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Representatives Marcia L. Fudge (D-OH) and Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced the measure and a companion resolution was also introduced by U.S. Senators Kirsten Gillbrand (D-NY) and George Voinovich (R-OH).

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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Ask an Expert

Q: In your community, which of the following recommended methods to increase children's physical activity (PA) do you feel would have the greatest impact in schools?

a. Community Campaigns
b. Walking School Bus Program
c. Partner with a group like your community Y
d. Work with School Board to increase PA in curriculum

Click here to see how Dr. Victoria Rogers of Maine Medical Center answered.


Posted: 9/17/10

Spread Awareness and Action With Be Our Voice!

The Be Our Voice (BOV) project has given 8 sites across the US the opportunity to educate hundreds of healthcare professionals on how to become advocates for change within their communities.  These engaged healthcare professional advocates have begun to use learnings from the BOV site trainings to affect the childhood obesity epidemic outside their office walls. In addition to their clinical work, these healthcare professionals engage in advocacy by working to change environmental, nutritional, and public policies in their communities.

With the designation of September 2010 as the first Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, now is the perfect time to show how Be Our Voice can help you become an advocate for change in your community.  Visit our website to learn more about Be Our Voice and how to get involved.

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