Childhood Obesity, To Cure in a Generation
A Tufts University trustee and former CEO of Bristol-Meyers Squibb, Dolan Peter and his wife Katie have donated $1million to a national initiative known as ChildObesity180, which he is chairing at the Friedman School, at Tufts University.
ChildObesity180 (www.childobesity180.org) seeks to become a major catalyst for prioritizing and driving the necessary systemic changes to reverse the trend of childhood obesity within a generation. Founded in 2009, ChildObesity180 draws on the expertise and reach of senior decision makers from the highest levels of government, academia, public health advocacy, community organizations, the food industry, and the media to drive an integrated national strategy to prevent childhood obesity.
This excerpt has been taken from the Tufts Magazine Fall 2012 and for more information about this great initiative, including how you can support its efforts, contact Cindy Briggs Tobin, Senior Director of Development and Alumni Relations at the Friedman School, at 617-636-2940 or firstname.lastname@example.org