Childhood Obesity

A hearing on childhood obesity focused on the benefits of physical education. Representatives Wamp and Kind, who co-sponsored… read more

A hearing on childhood obesity focused on the benefits of physical education. Representatives Wamp and Kind, who co-sponsored childhood obesity legislation, were the first witnesses. Fitness expert Richard Simmons, professional athlete Tim

Brown, childhood physical fitness professionals, and a student athlete comprised the second panel. Testimony focused on increasing childhood obesity and decreasing

physical fitness, the need for more physical fitness programs in schools, and education for parents and children. close

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  • Benson, Lori Rose Director New York City Dept. of Education->Office of Fitness and Physical Education
  • Brown, Tim Football Player (Former) National Football League
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Childhood Obesity

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Program ID:
206539-1
Category:
House Committee
Format:
House Committee
Location:
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
First Aired:
Aug 10, 2008
Last Aired:
Aug 11, 2008

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  • Aug 10, 2008 | 3:11pm EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 11, 2008 | 2:12am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 11, 2008 | 8:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
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