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Policy Corner: Resolution Introduced to Congress Recognizing Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

INDIANAPOLIS – ACSM continues to promote September as National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and the issue now has the attention of Congress and the nation. Rep. Marcia Fudge (OH-11) has introduced a resolution supporting observance of the month of September and requesting the President encourage “programs and activities with the goal of promoting healthy eating, physical activity and increasing awareness of childhood obesity among individuals of all ages and walks of life.” As a champion for children’s health, Rep. Fudge sponsored the resolution declaring September 2010 as the first National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. View a clip of Rep. Fudge presenting the resolution on the floor of the House: more

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