Tag Archives: childhood obesity

Michele Obama launches campaign to raise healthier children

ABC News reporters Sharyn Alfonsi and Christine Brozyna in the story “The Obamas fight against childhood obesity” write that First Lady Michelle Obama Pledges to Increase Number of Healthy Schools.

Childhood Obesity Battle Is Taken Up by First Lady – New York Times

First lady Michelle Obama: ‘Let’s move’ and work on childhood obesity problem – Washington Post

Michelle Obama says ‘Let’s Move’ on obesity in American kids – Christian Science Monitor

Fact Check: The cost of obesity – CNN

First Lady Michelle Obama Launches Let’s Move: America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids – The White House

Supporting Obama on Obesity

At Huffington Post, Jeffrey Levine of Trust for America’s Health, in the article “The First Lady and the childhood obesity crisis” writes that one of the biggest public health crises our country has ever faced is finally getting serious attention.

NY First Lady Testifies for Nutrition

New York First Lady Michelle Paige Paterson testified before the US House Education and Labor Subcommittee on Healthy Families and Communities and urged the federal government to adopt childhood nutrition programs to combat the nation’s childhood obesity crisis, as reported in the Gouverneur Times.