Today, two-thirds of U.S. adults and nearly one in three children struggle because they are overweight or have obesity.  The effects of the nation’s obesity epidemic are immense:  taxpayers, businesses, communities and individuals spend hundreds of billions of dollars each year due to obesity, including nearly $200 billion in medical costs.  Obesity is the reason that the current generation of youth is predicted to live a shorter life than their parents.  Much can be done to reverse the epidemic, yet important opportunities to tackle obesity at the national policy level -- including changes that enable more Americans to eat healthy and be active, as well as those that provide appropriate medical treatment for patients -- have gone largely unmet.  The Campaign works to fill this gap.  By bringing together leaders from across industry, academia and public health with policymakers and their advisors, the Campaign provides the information and guidance that decision-makers need to make policy changes that will reverse one of the nation’s costliest and most prevalent diseases.

Breakfast With Champions


The Campaign to End Obesity's 6th Annual Breakfast with Champions
To recognize and honor Members of Congress at the helm of the nation's fight to reverse the obesity epidemic.
2013 Honorees Include:
Sen. Thomas Carper (D-DE), Sen. Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA),
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Sen. Mark Udall (D-CO), Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS), Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH), Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN), Rep. Tom Petri (R-WI)




Breakfast with Champions

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