Welcome to

Capitol News Service

Florida's Best Political Television Coverage

 


Visit the Lobby Tools Website

 


Visit Legislative IQ Website

 


Recent Posts

Categories

Archives

RSS Capitol News LIVE

RSS Quote of the Day

  • Jim Rohn
    "It is the set of the sails, not the direction of the wind that determines which way we will go."
  • Oswald Chambers
    "The whole point of getting things done is knowing what to leave undone."
  • Maya Angelou
    "There's a world of difference between truth and facts. Facts can obscure the truth."
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder
    "Home is the nicest word there is."

Writers Say Florida Kids Need To Lose Weight

April 2nd, 2008 by flanews

Healthcare leaders in Florida are taking steps to end childhood obesity. Nemours partnered with the University of South Florida to release a group of studies on child healthcare called the Florida Chartbook. These studies found that a third of Florida’s children between ages 10 and 17 are obese or overweight. Lisa Simpson co-authored the book.

“The Chartbook reveals that while many children are healthy in Florida, far too many do not enjoy the health that they should nor do they have access to the healthcare services that they need,” said Simpson.

Nemours also revealed the results of their Capitol Steps for Kids Pedometer Challenge. Over 20,000 children and their families participated in this statewide challenge and walked over eight million steps combined.

Posted in Children, State News | 2 Comments »

Leave a Comment

Please note: Comment moderation is enabled and may delay your comment. There is no need to resubmit your comment.

copyright © 2016 by Capitol News Service | Powered by Wordpress | Hosted by LyonsHost.com