Mayor Bloomberg Announces A New CDC Study Finding Childhood Obesity Rates Are On the Decline In NYC


Praising himself for a program that showed no significant change in Hispanic and low-income communities epitomizes Bloomberg’s unbridled hubris. Even odder was doing the announcement at a predominantly Hispanic school in the Bronx. The healthier menu is in place but shows no impact. The kids eat junk at home and gorge on the weekend. Nice job, Mr. Mayor!

Read CBS Radio report by clicking of the title.
Mayor Bloomberg Announced That A New CDC Study Found Childhood Obesity Rates Are On the Decline In NYC « CBS New York.

 Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced that childhood obesity rates in the city have declined over the past five years.

Thomas Farley, the city’s Health Commissioner pointed at the results of the study as proof that Mayor Bloomberg’s public health policies had been effective.

Farley added that there was still work to be done, as children from Hispanic and low-income families did not experience a significant change.

Do you think Bloomberg should take credit for 1.2% decline in childhood obesity rates in NYC?

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A former state legislator turned NY Post editorial board member, thought-leader, public affairs consultant and commentator, columnist and blogger. Michael has appeared on Al Jazeera America Tonight, NY1/Inside City Hall, FoxNews.com LIVE, YNN/Capital Tonight, The Brian Lehrer Show, The Fred Dicker Show, The Capitol Press Room, and The Daily Show. His op-eds have appeared in the NY Post, City and State, The Legislative Gazette, Bronx Times, The Troy Record, Buffalo News, and the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle. To schedule speaking engagements, email MBenjamin9@optimum.net.
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