GMA applauds Obesity Legislation

(Washington, D.C.) The Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA) commended U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge and Rep. Joseph Cao for introducing comprehensive obesity legislation, the Fit for L.I.F.E. Act of 2010.

“On behalf of GMA and the food and beverage industry I applaud Representative Fudge for introducing this important piece of legislation,” said GMA President and CEO Pamela G. Bailey. “The Fit for L.I.F.E. Act will help Americans in underserved communities build healthy diets and improve access to physical activity. This will help Americans of every age live healthy lives and will be vital to successfully addressing this country’s critical obesity challenge.

“All of us – industry, government, parents, schools and non-governmental organizations share the First Lady’s goal of solving obesity within a generation. And we agree on how to get there. GMA and its members are committed to doing our part by providing consumers with the products, tools and information they need to construct a healthy diet and lead a more active lifestyle. Each of us has a role to play and if we all do our part, we can get the job done.

“We look forward to continue working with Rep. Fudge and Rep. Cao to address this important issue.”

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