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Lowering Childhood Obesity

Tips to help lower childhood obesity

Updated 4:45 AM CDT, Wed, Feb 9, 2011

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Today marks the one-year anniversary of Michelle Obama's "Let's Move!" plan for curbing childhood obesity.

Chicago has become an official "Let's Move!" city, committing to the principles of the campaign.

"Let's Move!" is a nationwide initiative that promotes making healthy choices and improving food quality in schools.

A local organization called the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, also known as the CLOCC, supports the "Let's Move!"initiative. The CLOCC is a nationally recognized consortium that brings together organizations and individuals to protect Chicago children from the effects of the obesity epidemic.

Dr. Adam Becker, the Executive Director of Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, visited NBC 5 News Today to provide tips on how to help lower childhood Obesity.

Dr. Becker, who is a PHD in Health Behavior and Health Education, provides 5 tips to help lower childhood obesity.

1. Provide a fruit bowl and other healthy snacks

2. Take the family out for a walk after dinner

3. Plan a menu each week

4. Reduce computer and TV time and get active

5. Organize a school health team

For more information on the Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children, please visit www.clocc.net
 

First Published: Feb 9, 2011 4:40 AM CDT

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