Camden Childhood Obesity Rate Tops National AverageAlthough obesity in children has reached epidemic proportions nationally, in Camden, NJ, the rate of obesity among children ages 3-19 is a staggering 40 percent. In response, the Camden-based Campbell Soup Company in partnership with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the New Jersey Partnership for Healthy Kids, Food Trust and others, today pledged $10 million to dramatically decrease childhood obesity and hunger in Camden in the next decade. The 10-year strategy includes providing increased access to affordable, healthy food; expanding availability of and participation in physical activity and physical education; and increasing nutrition and health education.
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Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB - News) today unveiled a plan to reduce childhood obesity and hunger in Camden, Campbell’s home since 1869. The company will invest $10 million over ten years with the goal of reducing childhood obesity and hunger in Camden’s 23,000 children by 50 percent.