Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthier snacks in sports arenas.
By Lauran Neergaard|May 08, 2012 at 02:03 PM
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Fighting obesity will require changes everywhere Americans live, work, play and learn, says a major new report that outlines dozens of options — from building more walkable neighborhoods to zoning limits on fast-food restaurants to selling healthier snacks in sports arenas.
But schools should be a national focus because that’s where children spend most of their day, eat a lot of their daily calories — and should be better taught how to eat healthy and stay fit, the influential Institute of Medicine said Tuesday.
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