Lessons on Obesity from Michelle Obama's Historic Summit


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Recently, Grist attended the White House Childhood Obesity Summit and they walked away with some key insights into the nation's new approach to food policy.Grist writes:

When President Obama established a "Presidential task force on childhood obesity" in February, Grist's Tom Laskawy wondered whether our nation's first federal food policy council had quietly sprung into being. In a food policy council, the key stakeholders of a region's food system come together to assess the current food situation and envision ways it might be improved. Food policy councils are a growing phenomenon at the state and municipal level, but such a thing had never existed before at the national level. Does it now?

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On Global Food Crisis, Bill Clinton Says "We Blew It"
Michael Pollan Proposes A "Sun-Food" Agenda In Open Letter To Next U.S. President
Tim Lang: Inventor of Food Miles

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