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Illinois Groups Try to Solve Child Obesity

Friday, December 17, 2010   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Cindy Deiters
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Illinois Groups Try to Solve Child Obesity: Ideas Include Soda Tax, More State Spending on Health Initiatives
Chicago Tribune, Ginger Reilly, 12/15/2010
Addressing obesity among children and adults, the summit was hosted by the Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity and was attended by more than 100 officials from public health, medicine and business throughout the area. The Illinois alliance was started in January "to flatten the obesity trends by 2015 and start moving them downward in 2018," said Elissa Bassler, CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute.