2009 Presidential Inauguration

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Today, Barack Obama was sworn into office as the 44th President of the United States of America. How exciting!

As with every new beginning there is uncertainty and fear, but also excitement. In the next four years Obama will be making big changes that will impact our economy, educational system, healthcare and much more. This is "a change we can believe in."

Here are a few plans Obama has outlined for the coming years.


Obama administration plans to take immediate action to create good jobs in America and provide relief for families who have lost their jobs and homes. He is also planning a rapid, aggressive response to our financial crisis.

Expand and create national service programs:

Obama will call on Americans to serve their country by doing 50 hours of community service in middle school and high school and 100 hours of community service in college every year. Here are some areas where Americans can put in some hours.

  • Health Corps to serve in the nation’s clinics and hospitals.
  • Clean Energy Corps to achieve the goal of energy independence
  • Classroom Corps to help underserved schools
  • Veterans Corps to support the Americans who serve in harm’s way


Obama plans to offer affordable, accessible healthcare for all Americans. The plan will enable patients to make healthcare decisions with their doctors, instead of being blocked by insurance company authorities.

To find out more on the Obama administration plans for our country visit The Office of the President-Elect.

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Joshua Rosenthal, MScED is the Founder and Director of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. He has worked in the nutrition field for more than 25 years, teaching at the school alongside health leaders including Andrew Weil, Deepak Chopra and Barry Sears. At Integrative Nutrition students are trained as Health Coaches, receiving the holistic nutrition education necessary for them go out into the world and help others improve their health and happiness.