The CDC confirms Michelle Obama's childhood obesity crisis is a myth

Opinion | Patrick Basham
Michelle Obama (Photo: Jewel Samad/Getty Images)

‘The obesity rate among pre-school American children plummeted 43 percent over the past 10 years.’

White House declares: First lady has reduced childhood obesity rates

Politics | Vince Coglianese
Michelle Obama Fitness.JPEG

NY Times: ‘Many scientists doubt that anti-obesity programs actually work’

Vilsack answers school lunch uproar with snack solution - TheDC

US | Caroline May
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack

Agriculture Secretary: ‘It’s not surprising that some youngsters will, in the middle of the day, be hungry’

'Let's Move' anti-obesity marketing firm pushes sugary drinks on teens - TheDC

Business | Caroline May
Michelle Obama Disney Nutrition Push

SS+K now being paid to promote the Capri Sun Big Pouch that is 10 percent juice and contains 33 grams of sugar

Disney redesigning Epcot obesity exhibit after complaints - AP

Entertainment | InternAdmin
Childhood Obesity

Critics said the exhibit reinforces stereotypes that obese children are lazy and have poor eating habits

Obama comes back for seconds with annual 'Childhood Obesity Awareness Month' - TheDC

Politics | Matthew Boyle
Children's Hospital Class Aims To Help Youth With Obesity Issues

‘Childhood obesity cuts across all cultural and demographic lines, so Let’s Move! has started initiatives to reach every cross-section of America’

Food industry decries tighter rules on marketing to kids - TheDC

US | Chelsea Whyte
School lunches

Of the 100 most-consumed products in the country, 88 would have to be reformulated to meet the proposed criteria

Michelle Obama's Shake Shack meal tops 1,500 calories - TheDC

US | Alexa Williams
Obama July Fourth

‘It’s all about moderation’

Leading scientist claims sugar is 'poison' - NYT

| interns

Expert on childhood obesity Robert Lustig’s ‘bitter truth’ about sugar is that it is toxic, and, like cigarettes and alcohol, should be considered a killer

Michelle Obama and IRS to promote breastfeeding - Politics Daily

Politics | interns

As the IRS gives tax breaks for nursing, the First Lady will encourage women to breastfeed

Study links working moms to childhood obesity - TheDC

| Caitlin Emma

The years a mother spends at the office may contribute to an increase in a child’s BMI

TheDC Morning: Wal-Mart earns Michelle Obama's anti-fat blessing - TheDC

| Mike Riggs

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Poll: Most Americans don't want Michelle Obama setting health standards - TheDC

Politics | Jeff Winkler

A new Rasmussen poll shows most Americans oppose Michelle Obama’s Healthy Hunger-free Kids Act

An open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama

Opinion | Brandon Macsata

The First Lady’s anti-obesity campaign may be inadvertently legitimizing bullying against obese children.

San Francisco bans toys in McDonalds happy meals - TIME

US | interns

McDonalds locations in the San Francisco area have banned toys in happy meals so children don’t feel rewarded after eating high sugar and fatty food

The chubby virus - U.S. News

US | interns

New study shows a link between virus strain and obesity

Democrats call on Michelle Obama to hit the campaign trail - WaPo

Politics | Chad Brady (admin)

With an approval rating of 66 percent, she is easily the administration’s most popular figure

Obesity smothers anti-smoking campaign - NYT

Business | interns

As public health priorities shift, private and public sectors invest in obesity fight rather than tobacco

Michelle Obama visits NAACP on eve of Tea Party condemnation - ABC News

Politics | Jeff Winkler (admin)

First lady gives keynote at convention expected to blame tea parties for racism

Michelle Obama wields influence over America's diet - TheDC

Politics | Caroline May

Though the administration eschews transparency when it comes to Obama’s own diet, it is moving ahead to influence the rest of the country’s food choices