Norton Introduces Bill To Establish National Effort Promoting Healthy Lifestyles Through Nutrition And Exercise

Norton Introduces Bill to Establish National Effort Promoting Healthy Lifestyles through Nutrition and Exercise

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) yesterday introduced the Lifelong Improvements in Food and Exercise (LIFE) Act to encourage exercise and healthy eating habits.  The bill directs the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to help combat obesity and sedentary lifestyles in three ways: conducting national campaigns to educate Americans on how to recognize and address overweight and obesity; training health professionals to recognize the signs of obesity early and to educate people concerning healthy lifestyle, such as proper nutrition and regular exercise; and developing intervention strategies to be used in everyday life, such as in the …

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