Obesity fight needs ambitious campaign, health leaders say

May 5, 2012
by Judith Graham
USA Today and Kaiser Health News

Since first lady Michelle Obama made childhood obesity her signature project almost two years ago, the issue has had the kind of highly visible national leadership that it previously lacked.

But that isn't enough, say public health leaders frustrated with the slow progress in stemming America's obesity epidemic.

Something more ambitious is needed, they argue — something more like the anti-tobacco movement.


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