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US obesity rates fall for young children, rise for older adults

February 28, 2014
Latino Times

On Tuesday, the first lady proposed a ban on the marketing of junk food and sodas in schools. Jeffrey Levi, executive director of Trust for America’s Health, a nonpartisan public health advocacy group, said the proposal would go a long way toward keeping America’s youngsters slim.

“The best strategy to lower obesity rates is to help our children establish healthier habits while they are young, including good nutrition and increased activity,” Levi said in a statement. “By limiting the marketing of junk food in schools, we can help even out that equation.”

CDC Director Dr. Thomas Frieden was also optimistic.

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