Forging new partnerships  pg. 4

It becomes a matter of public policy, informed by serious research, that tells us whether having soft drinks in vending machines and the absence of physical education in schools predisposes children to obesity. We are launching a type 2 diabetes school-based prevention effort with appropriate rigorous controls that will inform the public policy debate.

But the public needs to participate. The public must ask its leaders to act on informed data. That’s the only way we can advance.

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