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As a constituent, I am strongly in favor of the inclusion of Section 440 of H.R.3200 in any final health bill. Please work to include pre-natal counseling, education for families concerning healthy eating, healthy family activities.
As we see more obesity in younger and younger children, we see more children with cholesterol issues, blood pressure issues, at ages we never did before. This alarming trend has to be challenged head on and one way is educating families on eating healthy, family exercise habits and how to eat healthier on a budget.
Waiting on these issues is akin to parking an ambulance at the bottom of an abyss when the bridge is out. Educating parents on prenatal care, healthy eating and exercise habits, is like putting up directions for a detour before driving a car off a bridge. It would, in the long run, be cheaper for all and decrease the incidence of disease at an early age.
I urge you to support being smart and efficient about health care.