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Comment Period Open on Task Force on Childhood Obesity

Thursday, March 25, 2010

(American Meat Institute)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and U.S. Department of Education are currently accepting comments on the establishment of a Task Force on Childhood Obesity.

Specifically, the departments are seeking comment on the Task Force’s four objectives: 1) ensuring access to healthy, affordable food; 2) increasing physical activity in schools and communities; 3) providing healthier food in schools; and 4) empowering parents with information and tools to make good choices for themselves and their families. Some issues to consider are what are the most important actions that federal, state, and local governments and private entities can take and what are the key research questions that need to be answered.

Comments may be submitted through the Federal eRulemaking Portal at http://www.regulations.gov. Follow the online instructions for submitting comments.

Comments may also be submitted by fax or by mail to: Director, Office of Executive Secretariat, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Room 116–A Whitten Building, Washington, DC 20250 (FAX: 202–720–7166).

All comments submitted in response to this notice will be included in the record and will be made available to the public.

 Comments must be submitted or postmarked on or before March 26, 2010.

 To view this notice, click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2010/pdf/2010-5719.pdf

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