IPHI CEO Quoted in WBEZ Article on Obesity Trends in Illinois Children

IPHI’s CEO, Elissa Bassler, was quoted in a recent article by Monica Eng, “Childhood obesity falls in 19 states, except Illinois.” The article cited a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention that showed childhood obesity rates had declined in many states, but there had been no decline in Illinois.  “ ‘I think it’s a little disappointing that we haven’t seen more change in Illinois’ said Elissa Bassler CEO of the Illinois Public Health Institute, which works to combat obesity in the state. ‘But it was encouraging to see that many of the factors that seem to be driving the [declines] are the multi-stakeholder approaches that we have been supporting in the state.’”
Read the full article here.

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