Yes_POLogoSmallThe purpose of our initiative is to increase public awareness of the growing obesity epidemic and educate Bronxites about the prevention of obesity.  According to the New York State Department of Health obesity and being overweight are currently the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States and may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death. Failing to win the battle against obesity will mean premature death and disability for an increasingly large segment of New York residents. Without strong action to reverse the obesity epidemic, for the first time in our history children may face a shorter lifespan than that of their parents.

The purpose of our initiative is to increase public awareness of the growing obesity epidemic and educate Bronxites about the prevention of obesity.  According to the New York State Department of Health obesity and being overweight are currently the second leading preventable cause of death in the United States and may soon overtake tobacco as the leading cause of death. Failing to win the battle against obesity will mean premature death and disability for an increasingly large segment of New York residents. Without strong action to reverse the obesity epidemic, for the first time in our history children may face a shorter lifespan than that of their parents.