Hawaii Governor Seeks Task Force To Reduce Child Obesity

Hawaiian Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he won’t push for a soda tax this year – something he tried to do but failed last year – but he will establish a task force intended to reduce Hawaiians’ consumption of sugary beverages and try to find a solution to childhood obesity, according to www.foodnavigator-usa.com. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: The governor has learned from his mistake last year when he proposed a soda tax. This year, he’s taking a more helpful approach in having a task force work with the public and private sectors on how best to fight rising obesity. He is seeking $1 million to support anti-obesity initiatives.

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