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White House Childhood Obesity Report Includes Complete Streets

May 17, 2010

The First Lady’s Childhood Obesity task force released a report on May 11, and it includes a recommendation for including complete streets in the transportation reauthorization! Thanks to our partners that were involved in this effort and promoted complete streets! 

To learn more about Complete Streets, check out the position paper published by America Walks: http://www.americawalks.fabapps.com/wp-content/upload/Complete-Streets.pdf

In February, First Lady Michelle Obama launched the Let’s Move! campaign to solve the childhood obesity epidemic within a generation. As part of this effort, President Barack Obama established the Task Force on Childhood Obesity to develop and implement an interagency plan that details a coordinated strategy, identifies key benchmarks, and outlines an action plan to end the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The action plan defines the goal of ending childhood obesity in a generation as returning to a childhood obesity rate of just 5 percent by 2030, which was the rate before childhood obesity first began to rise in the late 1970s. In total, the report presents a series of 70 specific recommendations, many of which can be implemented right away. 

To download the full report, go to http://www.letsmove.gov/tfco_fullreport_may2010.pdf