First Lady Begins Fight Against Childhood Obesity

First lady Michelle Obama is launching a nationwide campaign against childhood obesity. It's part of her effort to teach America's children about better nutrition and exercise.

She says the Let's Move campaign will encourage more physical activity for children -- along with healthier food in schools and more accurate food labeling. Some of her initiatives will require congressional action -- including tax breaks for grocery stores to move into poorly served communities.

In the Oval Office today, President Barack Obama signed a memorandum creating a task force on childhood obesity. He said his wife is tackling one of "the most urgent health issues facing the country."

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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Feb 13, 2010 at 03:35 PM
    Lavon. you are quick to call someone stupid, dumb or an idiot, but you in all your great wisdom never provide an answer. Since you seem to have a direct connection with the one (obama) and the kennedy clan you should have at least an inkling of an idea to solve the fat kid problem. So, great one number two, provide an answer..... but don't over tax yourself.
  • by roughrider83 on Feb 13, 2010 at 05:08 AM
    All of the footage that I have seen on CNN(naturally) has had Baby Mama surrounded by thongs of adoring children of her own racial group. I clearly see where her priorities lie.
  • by lin Location: martin county on Feb 12, 2010 at 08:55 PM
    Start by eliminating addition of sugar in prepared foods. insurance industry can vouch for FACT that as availability of soft drinks increased so did diabetics.children learn by watching adults. adults come home from work, grab fast food, watch tv, go to bed, get up start all over again. kids go to school, eat snacks (vending machine), grab a snack on the way home, eat the fast food mom and dad brought home, play on computer, go to bed, and get up to start all over. Activity, fruits, veggies, and water. boring but lead to a healthy life style, citizen made a very good observation. take the soda, candy, cake, chips, cookies off the food stamp list. let them buy fruits, veggies, meats, SKIM milk. rambling but some good thoughts.
  • by Citizen Location: Kinston on Feb 11, 2010 at 07:36 PM
    Maybe the first lady should start with the foodstamp receipients. I see their carts loaded down with sodas, candy, cakes, cookies and chips.
  • by disillusioned Location: ayden on Feb 10, 2010 at 04:52 PM
    The first place she can help the country in this obesity problem is to reduce the size of her husbands fat head.
  • by Neo Location: Reality on Feb 10, 2010 at 04:20 PM
    She needs to loose some of that high, fat booty herself before she starts preaching to others.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co on Feb 10, 2010 at 03:51 PM
    So, comrad "no hfcs for my body" let me guess, you voted for Purdue? Let me see, you voted for Obama? Let me guess, like Lavon, you think they are doing a good job? I am getting this correct? Now, go ask the other 11% unemployed what they think or the rest of us from NC, just how good a job they are doing. Anytime you think that raising taxes is a good idea, you are part of the problem. Many stated the problem here, its not the state or federal government, its the parents fault, accept it, learn from it.
  • by Workinman Location: Grifton on Feb 10, 2010 at 02:07 PM
    If her husband stays president for four years all Americans will most likely slim down, in more ways than one !
  • by Anonymous on Feb 10, 2010 at 01:58 PM
    Oh, Im so sick of her too. I would not listen to anything she had to say unless she was telling her husband to "SHUT UP".
  • by Mom Location: Greenville on Feb 10, 2010 at 01:32 PM
    B for President!!!!!!!!!!!!
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