Walmart Commitment

WASHINGTON, DC (January 20, 2012)– James R. Gavin III, M.D., Ph.D., Chairman of the Partnership for a Healthier America, today issued the following statement on Wal-Mart’s commitment to increase healthy, affordable food options nationwide:

“The Partnership for a Healthier America commends Wal-Mart for taking an important step forward in addressing the obesity epidemic that seriously affects our children.”

“In order to successfully make our children and families healthier, we need the private, public and non-profit sectors to come together in meaningful and measurable ways. This initiative is a positive example of what companies can do to help American families tackle the serious problem of childhood obesity.”

“Today’s announcement is important because Wal-Mart, the the world’s largest retailer, will now be providing millions of American families with convenient access to a wide range of healthy, affordable food. Limited access to healthy food plays a key role in the obesity crisis. By increasing the affordability and accessibility of healthier options, Wal-Mart will be helping families make significant changes in their daily lives.”

“Over the coming months, the Partnership for a Healthier America will be working closely with Wal-Mart to devise strategies to evaluate the success of their commitment.”

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