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Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition Presents at the U.S.-Mexico Border Obesity Summit

Obesity | August 2, 2013

By: HHS Office of Global Affairs

On July 17, Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition, gave a keynote address at the first U.S.-Mexico Border Obesity Summit, held in McAllen, Texas. Sponsored by the U.S.-Mexico Border Health Commission, the Summit convened more than 200 federal, state, and local partners from both countries to share data, identify effective prevention strategies, and to promote partnerships. Mexico and the United States have the world’s first and second highest rates of obesity, respectively, according to a June 2013 report of the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization. The common border region is especially hard hit by the obesity epidemic.

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