WASHINGTON — The Grocery Manufacturers Association voiced its support Thursday for the FIT for L.I.F.E. Act of 2010, introduced by U.S. Rep. Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio, and Rep. Joseph Cao, R-La.
The bill addresses the barriers to healthy lifestyles for children in inner city, rural, and Native American communities, which have disproportionately high rates of obese kids.
“On behalf of GMA and the food and beverage industry I applaud Representative Fudge for introducing this important piece of legislation,” said Pamela Bailey, GMA’s president and chief executive officer, in a statement. “The Fit for L.I.F.E. Act will help Americans in underserved communities build healthy diets and improve access to physical activity. This will help Americans of every age live healthy lives and will be vital to successfully addressing this country’s critical obesity challenge.”