Childhood obesity

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Childhood obesity

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The incidence of childhood obesity are on the rise because our children are not getting the nutrition that they need, yet they're getting probably triple the calories that they should have. The reduction for funding for PE I'm sure has an impact, as well as the time our kids spend indoors on video games. I think again as a family one of the broader ways we can look at this issue is the breakdown of maybe the family dinner. And a good friend of mine wrote a book called The Family Dinner, and she says "every issue passes the dinner plate." So I think if we could all maybe start eating dinner together and talking about some of these issues we could actually help make an impact.

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Kelly Meyer, passionate environmentalist and co-founder of the Women's Cancer Research Fund, is an active leader among several national and local environmental organizations.  She currently co-chairs the Leadership Council for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and sits on the Board of Southern California’s, Heal the Bay.  Kelly is proud to have been a partner in the building of the first LEED Platinum home in California, Project7ten, which continues to be used to educate people on green building practices. Meyer was instrumental in the passage of the Environmental Education Initiative (EEI), a groundbreaking piece of legislation that requires environmental education in grades K-12 in all public schools in the state of California. She also completed a solar and wind energy project at her children’s public elementary school where the community experienced first hand, the concept of thinking globally while acting locally.  Most recently, she co-founded the Teaching Garden, which strives to eliminate childhood obesity by integrating good nutrition habits and fitness into schools. Now nationwide, it has been adopted by the American Heart Association as part of their prevention campaign. She was recently appointed by Secretary Solis to The Advisory Committee on Veterans’ Employment, Training and Employer Outreach. Kelly is married to Ron Meyer, President and COO of Universal Studios. They have two children and live in Malibu, where she enjoys hiking, surfing and stand up paddling.

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