NBC and ABC both gave publicity to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. It has set up a fund to disburse $500m to programs to roll back the fattening of the nation's children. NBC's Rehema Ellis cited CDC statistics that the average ten-year-old is now eleven pounds heavier than 40 years ago. The Foundation argues that spending money now will save the $14bn in annual healthcare costs that are incurred by diseases of childhood obesity. "The grant money is available to anyone with a good idea," ABC's Kate Snow offered, "to make schools healthier places, to limit the junk food available to kids, to encourage healthier exercise."
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