- Author: Jeannette E. Warnert
California Assemblyman Bill Monning attended a regional "Health from Field to the Sea" summit in Watsonville last week, where 60 people from five counties representing health agencies, hospitals and nonprofits came together to plan the battle against obesity, reported the San Jose Mercury News.
For show-and-tell, Monning brought a 50-ounce soda mug he purchased at a mini-mart in King City.
"I've seen people drinking from that size container," said Andrea Schmitt, an intern with United Way. "It's scary."
UC Cooperative Extension advisor Susan Algert, a nutrition expert, also attended the meeting.
"We need to get out of silos," she said. "We need to coordinate efforts rather than compete.