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.
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This is too sensible and someone will object
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.
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