On Thursday, December 6th at the Discovery Communications Global Headquarters, our President & CEO, Ed Foster-Simeon was honored at the Campaign to End Obesity’s “Fit for our Future” gala for his dedication to combating the childhood obesity epidemic in the United States. Dawn Sweeney, from the National Restaurant Association, was also honored at the gala.
In addition, Surgeon General Dr. Regina M. Benjamin was joined by students from three DC public schools for a video competition in which students created public service announcements about obesity and how to live a healthy, active life. The winning school was announced at the gala and Dr. Benjamin spoke about the importance of children advocating living healthy lifestyles. It was fantastic to see the youth in our own backyard work to reduce the obesity epidemic in a creative way.
Click here to see one of our programs in action and how we are combatting the childhood obesity epidemic in DC!