Fighting obesity with good nutrition – Baltimore Sun Letter to the Editor by MDHS Director Michael J. Wilson

Maryland state and local officials can play a big part in reducing obesity among preschoolers and other vulnerable populations by promoting participation in federal nutrition programs such as Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program, SNAP (formerly known as food stamps and called the Food Supplement Program in Maryland), and the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. The CDC specifically points out that these federal programs are addressing the issue by “helping low-income families to get affordable, nutritious foods through programs such WIC and the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program.” More…