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HEALTHY LIVING – Childhood Obesity Prevention

The Pennsylvania State Alliance of YMCAs has partnered with the YMCA Legislative Caucus of the General Assembly to initiate a comprehensive study of childhood obesity prevention and to propose ways to reverse this unhealthy trend.

State Representative Seth Grove, House Chair of the YMCA Caucus, sponsored House Resolution 243 directing the Joint State Government Commission to establish an advisory committee to study childhood obesity prevention.

The Advisory Committee, chaired by John Flynn, President and CEO of the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA, and comprised of professionals representing school nurses, dietitians, nutritionists, health and physical education teachers and others released the final report of its findings and recommendations in June 2014.

Click here to read the report!

The Alliance is working with the YMCA Caucus to advocate for legislative, regulatory and other changes necessary to help our children live a more healthy lifestyle!