United States shifts focus to food marketing in battle to reduce childhood obesity

Benac, Nancy
July 2010
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/13/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 10, pE459
Academic Journal
The article reports that U.S. First Lady Michelle Obama's fight against national childhood obesity shifts its focus on food marketing. It says that after Obama's launch of the crusade, the U.S. government released on May 10, 2010 the report "White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity Report to the President" filled with 70 solutions to the problem. It states that Obama announced Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation's voluntary cut of 1.5 trillion calories from its products by the end of 2015.


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