Sabrina Adler Joins Efforts to Reduce Childhood Obesity

Former Skadden Fellow Sabrina Adler (’08) was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the Obama administration’s latest campaign to reduce childhood obesity (“Rules to Limit Marketing Unhealthy Food in Schools,” Feb. 25). As part of the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, the administration restricted the amount of calories, fat, sodium and sugar allowed in school snack foods, and required that they contain a certain portion of healthy ingredients starting next school year. Now, the Department of Agriculture is trying to remove from schools any marketing of foods that do not meet those guidelines. Sabrina said “many vending machines in schools already don’t have sugar-sweetened beverages in them, yet at the same time, we’re still seeing the logo on the front of the vending machine, or on school supplies, or a scoreboard. This rule eliminates that discrepancy, which sends an inconsistent message to kids.”