Poll: Americans back government efforts to boost health

03/5/2013 | Los Angeles Times (tiered subscription model)

About 80% of Americans support government initiatives that aim to reduce childhood obesity, while 84% say the government should help diabetes patients better manage their condition, a survey in Health Affairs indicates. The survey also found that 84% said the government should help make fruits and vegetables more affordable, 89% said children should get more lessons on the health risks of obesity and 88% said schools should provide least 45 minutes of physical education daily for children.

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