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L.A. obesity summit will feature Schwarzenegger, Clinton

February 24, 2010 |  7:45 am

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former President Clinton are scheduled to attend a summit on health, nutrition and obesity in Los Angeles on Wednesday.

The governor, a former bodybuilder who has long advocated healthy living and exercise, will join with health professionals, educators and others to discuss ways California can combat obesity and promote physical fitness.

In a statement, the governor cited several efforts he has supported to combat obesity in California, including requirements that some vending machines include healthy foods, that larger restaurant chains have nutritional information on menus and that some junk foods be removed from school campuses.

“We have made significant strides in promoting healthy eating and active living since my first Summit in 2005, but there remains action that can be done to promote a healthier California for all,” Schwarzenegger said. “I am thrilled to join with President Clinton and The California Endowment to continue building upon our work for a healthier future for our children and all Californians.”

-- Shelby Grad