Move it! Leading obesity groups meet with White House
With a little less than 18 months to work with,
Executive Director Debra Eschmeyer has an impressive to-do list: bring revised nutrition facts labeling over the finish line, rally support for gains in school nutrition, and prepare for the post-presidency phase of
Leadership of some of the top scientific and professional organizations focused on obesity met with Eschmeyer in the White House in late August to discuss ways to support this work. The group included Penny Gordon-Larsen, TOS President-Elect and Francesca Dea TOS Executive Director, Jeanne Blankenship of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Ted Kyle and Joe Nadglowski of the Obesity Action Coalition, and Raul Rosenthal of the American Society of Metabolic and Bariatric Surgeons (pictured to the right).
Members of the group reiterated their support for
initiatives and their commitment to addressing the needs of people living with obesity.
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