The First Lady Makes Childhood Obesity #1 on Her Agenda
Posted by Integrative Nutrition on January 21, 2010
When Michelle Obama says she wants to make a deeper impact on the issue of childhood obesity, we know she will get things done. The First Lady has been promoting locally-grown food and healthy eating with a vegetable garden, and shops at the farmer’s market blocks away from the White House.
Michelle is striving for a legacy that can affect millions of children today and in the future. Her efforts to bring awareness to the way we eat and the way we feed our children has the potential to end the growing crisis of childhood obesity.
The First Lady spoke to the Conference of Mayors yesterday to enlist help on the front lines. Her initiative “will involve the federal government working with local officials to provide more nutritious food in schools, allow more opportunities for kids to be physically active and give more communities access to affordable, healthful food.” With 1/3 of kids in America considered obese, this is clearly a problem worthy of national attention.
Cheers to Michelle for making a profound and meaningful impact on the future generation.