Mayor Releases New Report Outlining City' Strategies to Combat Childhood Obesity
Mayor Gavin Newsom today released the year end The Mayor’s Challenge: Shape Up San Francisco report that highlights City’s comprehensive efforts to improve health and wellness and combat childhood obesity. Under the umbrella of Shape Up SF, a public-private partnership that includes the Department of Public Health, the Department of Children, Youth and Their Families, and the San Francisco Unified School District, the City is taking serious steps to improve childhood health and address the root causes of obesity by providing healthier food and beverage choices and opportunities for exercise. Mayor Newsom also announced that he has submitted a veto letter to the Board of Supervisors rejecting the recently approved “Happy Meal” toy ban.
“No city in America does more to combat childhood obesity through comprehensive efforts to educate families and children and encourage exercise and healthier eating,” said Mayor Newsom. “Through Shape Up San Francisco, we’re targeting the root causes of obesity with serious strategies to give kids healthier food options and opportunities to be physically active.” Read more.