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CARLISLE, Pa. — Royal Ahold banner Giant-Carlisle sponsored its first Childhood Obesity Summit Tuesday, according to an announcement by the chain.
The summit, which took place in Willow Grove, Pa., included local experts, such as physicians, in-store nutritionists from Giant and others.
“Healthy eating choices begin at the supermarket for many families, which is why combating childhood obesity is an important issue to Giant,” summit panel member and nutritionist at Giant’s Willow Grove store Mary Ann Moylan said. “We offer a variety of nutrition classes for both kids and adults, including our Passport to Nutrition program, the first among grocery chains that creates an interactive and educational program for kids’ nutrition.”
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and data from the "National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey," childhood obesity affects about 12.5 million children and adolescents ages 2 to 19 years in the United States.