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Philadelphia Inquirer: Big Pop Gives $10 Million to Prevent Soda Tax

By Erica C. Barnett March 17, 2011

According to the Philadelphia Inquirer:
"The gift will support clinical care, policy research and outreach and prevention efforts relating to childhood obesity to help educate Philadelphia children about the importance of balancing calories and engaging in regular physical activity as ways to achieve a healthy lifestyle," according to the news release.

Specifically, the money will be used to triple the number of visits made under CHOP's Healthy Weight Program, hire new staff, promote an obesity research agenda, and provide education and training protocols for healthcare providers through CHOP's network.

"We are extremely grateful for this grant from the Foundation from a Healthy America which will allow The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia to expand the reach of education and obesity awareness to thousands of additional young people and their families in our service area," said Steven M. Altschuler, M.D., chief executive officer of The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "At a time when obtaining research funding is becoming more challenging, this support will produce tangible benefits for thousands of children in our region and beyond."
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