Foundation\'s Healthy Futures Program Aims to Reverse Childhood Obesity


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In solving childhood obesity problems across Philadelphia, the Independence Blue Cross Foundation strives to educate children to eat right, get fit and stay well through its Healthy Futures program.

The program is a three-year initiative that commits more than $3 million in improving the nutrition, fitness and preventive health of kids. According to Maureen Furletti, the Healthy Futures program coordinator, Healthy Futures works "not only as a childhood obesity prevention program but a general childhood wellness program."

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