Summit to be held at UNCW about childhood obesity

September 27, 2010
by Vicky Eckenrode
Wilmington Star News


Obesity, in particular among children and teens, has become a major topic this year.

Bolstered by attention from the White House and alarming statistics about the declining health of more children, the issue appears to have captured the attention of medical and public health officials.

“Despite advances in medicine, the current generation of children may be the first to live shorter lives than their parents,” State Health Director Jeff Engel said in a statement. “We are committed to doing everything we can to reverse that trend.”

Health, education and community representatives will meet Oct. 5 for a childhood obesity summit at UNCW to address the issue.



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