Our country is Sick! In the next few years half of our citizens will have either diabetes or pre diabetes. We see increased rates of sickness that will cost us $1.7 trillion in the coming years.
About 75% of these health care costs go to pay for chronic diseases that are largely preventable. With changes to our food system, our diet and approach to nutrition we can reverse these trends. So help me fix this problem!
I have a bill that will get our nation's doctors educated on the importance of eating healthy food and exercising, so they can teach their patients. Many doctor's feel unprepared to teach healthy eating habits. Currently less than 15 percent of primary care visits include nutrition and physical activity counseling. We can change that!!
Please sign this petition to help me pass the ENRICH ACT which would provide grant money to medical schools to create innovative nutrition and physical activity curriculum for our future doctors. With a little common sense, and your help, we can improve our nations health and reduce health care costs. Join us!