Thursday, June 5, 2008

Former U.S. Surgeon General In City; Advocates Nutrition, Activity

“Tempt children with salads, vegetables and fruits, and keep senior citizens active in the job market. That was the advice from former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher, the featured speaker Wednesday at an AARP-sponsored health care forum at Oklahoma City University. Satcher, 67, said having children eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly is a key part of improving the health status of Americans. With encouragement, American youngsters can be captivated by healthy foods instead of junk foods, he said. He’s sounding an alarm. Satcher was U.S. Surgeon General 1998 to 2002. He is director of the National Center for Primary Care at the Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta.”

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