Walk into a pre-school classroom in America today and Erika Christakis says it’s likely you’ll see some familiar décor: alphabet charts, bar graphs, calendars, and schedules. It’s all part, says the expert in early child education, of a nationwide drive to make sure kids are ready for school at a younger and younger age.
One out of three American children is overweight or obese. Details of First Lady Michelle Obama’s new initiative to improve the way American children eat and play.
- Margo Wootan director of nutrition policy at the Center for Science in the Public Interest.
- Paul Campos professor, University of Colorado School of Law; author, "The Obesity Myth: Why America's Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health."
- Maya Rockeymoore president and CEO of Global Policy Solutions, a social change strategy firm based in Washington, and director of Leadership for Healthy Communities, a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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