AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids

  1. Stacie L profile image89
    Stacie Lposted 4 years ago

    AMA supports requiring obesity education for kids
    Wed Jun 20, 2012 10:47 AM EDT

    Lindsey Tanner, AP Medical Writer

    CHICAGO — The American Medical Association on Wednesday put its weight behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.

    The nation's largest physicians group agreed to support legislation that would require classes in causes, consequences and prevention of obesity for first through 12th graders. Doctors will be encouraged to volunteer their time to help with that under the new policy adopted on the final day of the AMA's annual policymaking meeting. … n-for-kids

    This is too sensible and someone will object

    1. FF Commish profile image77
      FF Commishposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      How about obesity eduction for parents (especially new parents) of kids?  It's much easier and healthier to raise a child with good eating habits than to try to change a child's or teen's existing eating habits.  That being said, this kind of child and teen education is certainly necessary, too.