Anti-obesity group seeks changes in Tenn. laws

The Tennessee Obesity Task Force is pushing lawmakers to add a 1-cent-per-ounce tax on sugar-sweetened soft drinks, to increase fines for speeding in school zones by $50 and to continue funding for Coordinated School Health, a program that gives each school district a student health monitor. "Our policies attempt to raise awareness and create an environment that supports healthier lifestyles," said Joan Randall, the group's director.

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