Prevention of Childhood Obesity and Patient Education
AMWA President, Dr. Eliza Chin, announced AMWA's commitment to the prevention of childhood obesity at the launch of First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move initiative in Washington, D.C. AMWA joined the Stop Obesity Alliance and AMWA leader Ryan Smith contacted national youth organizations and local mayors to further this effort. AMWA also participated in a number of public education campaigns on alcohol toxitiy / underage drinking in women and osteoporosis / Vitamin D.
AMWA joined the First Lady at the White House to launch the Let's Move initiative to eradicate childhood obesity
AMWA’s Childhood Obesity Project Co-Chair, Ryan Smith, met with the Grand Strand Coastal Alliance to discuss the First Lady’s Let’s Move campaign. The Alliance is a strategic and financial partnership between five mayors in South Carolina—Mayor Allen Deaton (Surfside Beach), Mayor John Rhodes (Myrtle Beach), Mayor Ken Corbett (Briarcliffe Acres), Mayor Charlene Taylor (Atlantic Beach), Mayor Marilyn Hatley (North Myrtle Beach)—and other community leaders. The leaders agreed to join AMWA's efforts in the prevention of childhood obesity.
"In the end, as First Lady, this isn't just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition."
- First Lady Michelle Obama
AMWA Members are encouraged to enter First Lady's Healthy Lunchtime Challenge http://www.recipechallenge.epicurious.com