NY Daily News:Child advocacy group says cuts to after school programs would have greater impact on obesity than soda ban

Child advocacy group says cuts to after school programs would have greater impact on obesity than soda ban

By Wednesday, June 20, 2012


	Group leader Leeanne Torres conductes dance practice at Mitchel Community Center in Mott Haven in the Bronx.Viorel Florescu / for New York Daily News

A ban on big sodas won’t stop obesity if kids are sitting around at home snacking and watching TV rather than in after-school programs, a child advocacy group charges.

A Campaign for Children report — released exclusively to the Daily News — says childhood obesity would be impacted by Mayor Bloomberg’s cuts to Out-of-School-Time programs.

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