Richmond, Va. Grocery Chain Hosts Forum, Fields Multi-Faceted Ways To Reduce Childhood Obesity

Panelists representing education, government, fitness and medicine described local initiatives to lower the 17 percent childhood obesity rate in the U.S. during a forum at Martin's Food Markets, according to The Richmond Times Dispatch in Richmond, Va. For the full story, click here

Editor’s Insight: Here is an example of how a local business takes a proactive role in spearheading fitness and nutrition education among young people. This community is fortunate to have so many people interested in doing something to address a very serious problem.

Vending and refreshment service operators can and should participate in community initiatives like this. It might seem like a small step, but the obesity epidemic is the result of gradual changes in peoples’ lifestyles. 06-26-12 By Elliot Maras