To provide leadership in mobilizing a community based coalition of organizations, physicians and individuals who are committeed to improving public health by advocating for healthy eating/active living (HEAL) strategies in metro area communities.
About the Coalition
Consider these facts for a moment: According to the National Policy & Legal Analysis Network, “Today more than two-thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or obese, and among children and adolescents, 16.3 are percent are obese and 31.9% are overweight or obese. Obese children are likely to become obese adults: in fact, an obese older teenager has up to an 80 percent chance of becoming an obese adult.”
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