Lawmakers Look to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Lawmakers Look to Tackle Childhood Obesity

Wisconsin lawmakers are once again turning their focus to childhood obesity.

A Senate committee will hold a hearing today on the plans from The Speaker Task Force on Childhood Obesity. Those plans include a proposal to spend five million-dollars on obesity prevention and management programs. There’s also a plan to require at least three hours of physical activity per-week for Wisconsin school kids. The state’s Department of Health Service says nearly 15 percent of kids in Wisconsin between two and 17-years-old are obese. The plans have already cleared the State Assembly.

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