Clinton discusses food with children

Nov. 4, 2005 at 11:08 PM
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NEW YORK, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton will speak with children on cable TV about the barriers to getting fit and how children might break barriers down.

Clinton and journalist Linda Ellerbee will speak with children about the alliance for a Healthier Generation -- a joint initiative of the William J. Clinton Foundation and the American Heart Association -- to prevent childhood obesity, Nov. 13, at 8:30 p.m. EST on cable's Nickelodeon.

Clinton and Ellerbee will discuss how children make decisions about eating: who chooses what they have for meals; if there are healthy choices in their cafeterias; whether junk food in school cafeterias should be banned; whether the food industry has any responsibility for the rise in childhood obesity and related health problems; what part exercise plays in their lives; whether they still have regular physical education in their schools; and the abundance of time children spend in front of television sets, computers and video games.

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