Do Something About It: Ending Chilhood Obesity! Unite the community to embrace healthy eating!
Nearly 30% of young Oregonians are at risk for diabetes adn heart disease because of obesity. We must come to the defense of the community: teach basic nutrition, eschew processed foods and teach healthy shopping, cooking and eating so our children will live long, enjoying good health.
This may not set well with some people, but if the WIC progam is entitled to monitor what is spent and what kind of food is purchased with WIC vouchers for pregnant mothers and young chidlren then I hthnk food stamps could save health care costs by limiting what can be purchased with food stamps in terms of fat laddened and unhealthy food. I understand that this is a federal program but Oregon could be innovative and perhaps others will follow. Imagine the possibilities from this resource and the healthy outcomes. WIC programs already do nutritional classes as a prerequisite for obtaining/keeping WIC vouchers, but is the quality of those classes monitored?