Countries Pledge Action to Reduce Childhood Obesity in the America / Países de las Américas se Comprometen a Adoptar Medidas para Reducir la Obesidad Infantil

Washington, D.C., 2 October 2014 (PAHO/WHO) – Ministers of health from throughout the Americas today endorsed a series of actions to fight childhood obesity, which they said has reached "epidemic proportions" in the Western Hemisphere.  The Plan of Action for the Prevention of Obesity in Children and Adolescents was approved by the 53rd Directing Council of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is meeting in Washington, D.C., this week.  READ MORE (ENGLISH) (ESPAÑOL)