Group fights childhood obesity in Illinois city

08/5/2011 | Illinois Times (Springfield)

The Generation Healthy Coalition in Springfield, Ill., is made up of health care providers, public health officials, educators and other volunteers who help develop wellness initiatives to reduce childhood obesity. Group member St. John's Hospital recently created an interactive map that it hopes will help students log physical activity. Coalition lobbying caused a school to remove chocolate milk from its menu and to create mini-breaks from classwork where students participate in physical activity.

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