June 10, 2009

Coach Obama: Shape up now

Check out this article from today's Politico: President Obama wants America to be fitter and healthier. How do play and playgrounds fit in with this plan? Post your thoughts in the comments.

Don’t be fooled by the presidential burger runs. Obama and Congress are moving across several fronts to give government a central role in making America healthier — raising expectations among public health experts of a new era of activism unlike any before.

Any health care reform plan that Obama signs is almost certain to call for nutrition counseling, obesity screenings and wellness programs at workplaces and community centers. He wants more time in the school day for physical fitness, more nutritious school lunches and more bike paths, walking paths and grocery stores in underserved areas.

Continue reading: Coach Obama: Shape up now (Politico).

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