SAMUEL KLEIN, M.D.
To Whom It May Concern:
…The camp provides children with a sense of belonging and improves their self-esteem and self-confidence. Historically, children lose between 10-50 pounds during the summer. Long-term follow-up includes the interactive website, which allows tracking of a child’s progress.
The camp also provides a much needed opportunity for university students to participate in experiential learning. Camp Jump Start assists with research projects in partnership with private and public universities; these kinds of partnerships are rare.
…It is important to provide successful weight loss opportunities for obese children. These children are our future, and their lives are devastated by obesity, which has considerable medical, psychological, and economic consequences.
I encourage you to support the efforts of Camp Jump Start and the Living Well Foundation.
Samuel Klein, M.D.
William H. Danforth Professor of Medicine and
Director, Center for Human Nutrition