TALLAHASSEE – Out of every 10 babies born in Florida today, six are expected to become overweight or obese before graduating from high school. Projections like that have the state pushing an education initiative it calls Healthiest Weight Florida.
“This is all about helping people make more informed choices about what they’re eating,” he says.
“It’s encouraging that even a candy company recognizes the importance of balance in dietary choices and in proper information for consumers,” he says.
Armstrong says the moves would be in line with Florida’s goals under its Healthiest Weight initiative. State data show in Duval County, 29 percent of middle and high schoolers are overweight or obese. And so are two-thirds of adults.