The Power of Research

We Can Reverse the Childhood Obesity Epidemic
      We know that research has the power to shape the strategies and policies that will help us solve our nation’s most threatening health problems. Childhood obesity certainly falls into that category, and researchers have taken note, using their knowledge and skills to explore the role that both physical activity and healthy eating can play in turning back the epidemic. But as we interpret data to inform policy, let us also remember the incredible toll that physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, and obesity take on so many people’s daily lives.
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