New childhood obesity bill aims to boost physical activity

HARTFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – Childhood obesity is on the agenda for state lawmakers on Monday. The General Assembly’s Public Health Committee will vote on a bill to create a council to tackle the topic.

The council would be made up of volunteers. Under the bill, the new council would have to submit recommendations no later than February 1, 2016, to the state on how to help children to increase physical activity and decrease childhood obesity.

According to the Connecticut Commission on Children, kids in Connecticut are becoming obese at a younger age and the numbers of obese children are remaining steady.





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