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Dr. Eben Davis supports "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity

Posted May 21 2010 12:00am

San Francisco Chiropractor Comments:

Healthy Children
 As the father of a 5 year old daughter, I am concerned about the lack of physical activity and poor nutrition at our nation's schools. It's no wonder 1/3 of the children in the US are obese. I'm not suggesting this is the primary cause of childhood obesity...but it's sure not helping.

In any case...I sure like the new program launched last month by first lady Michelle Obama, called "Let's Move", a major initiative to improve physical fitness levels and nutrition in participating schools.

Here is an excerpt from an article today at ScienceDaily entitled Active and Healthy Schools Get Moving :

ScienceDaily (May 19, 2010) — Last month, first lady Michelle Obama launched "Let's Move," a new campaign to combat childhood obesity. The initiative seeks to improve school nutrition programs and promote physical activity. In Missouri, one elementary school is seeing the benefits of incorporating physical activity in their classrooms with the adoption of the Active and Healthy Schools Program. The program, implemented by University of Missouri researchers, has helped to increase kids' activity levels, improve their attention span and reduce discipline problems.

My Take

This is such great stuff. I can’t think of a better allocation of resources than to help fight childhood obesity, as well as educate children about the importance of exercise and nutrition. Now, if we could only figure out a way to get to their parents.

Dr. Eben Davis is clinic director of Executive Express Chiropractic in San Francisco.

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