The Social Issues We're Sure to See in 2013

2012 set the stage for some promising social overhauls to take place in 2013. We’ve outlined the issues that are most likely to get lots of attention in 2013 and, after years of conversation, why this year is the time to act on each of them. We’re not saying that each and every one of these will find a conclusive resolution by 2014, but there’s never been a better time to act than — you guessed it — now.


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    In September, First Lady Michelle Obama told daytime TV host Dr. Oz that obesity is a national security threat. In June, the 7th Biennial Childhood Obesity Conference takes place in Long Beach, CA, where a group of professionals collaborate on ways to combat pediatric obesity. As President Obama begins his second term, we're sure to see more from the First Lady on this topic.

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