AMA will urge obesity education

June 21, 2012, Associated Press

By Lindsey Tanner

The American Medical Association (AMA) put its weight Wednesday behind requiring yearly instruction aimed at preventing obesity for public schoolchildren and teens.

The AMA, the nation’s largest physicians group, agreed to support legislation that would require classes in causes, consequences and prevention of obesity for first- through 12th-graders. Doctors will be encouraged to volunteer their time to help with that Continue reading