US food industry enlisted in the battle to curb obesity

June 24, 2009
by Mike Stones
Food Navigator

Top US nutrition experts together with health organizations and leading doctors have joined forces to ask President Barack Obama to combat obesity by creating a Presidential Commission on Healthy Weights, Healthy Lives.

In a joint letter to the President, co-ordinated by the Centre for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI), the signatories highlight the success of the UK's anti-obesity strategy and suggest that it could be repeated in the United States.

Signatories to the letter include CSPI, the American Diabetes Association, American Public Health Association, National Consumers League, Partnership for Prevention, Shape Up America, Trust for America's Health, United Fresh Produce Association, and a number of state-level organizations.

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