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

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

Michelle Obama Fitness.JPEG

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

Vilsack answers school lunch uproar with snack solution - TheDC

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

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

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

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

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

Obama July Fourth

‘It’s all about moderation’

Leading scientist claims sugar is 'poison' - NYT

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

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

Study links working moms to childhood obesity - TheDC

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

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

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

An open letter to First Lady Michelle Obama

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

San Francisco bans toys in McDonalds happy meals - TIME

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

New study shows a link between virus strain and obesity

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

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

Obesity smothers anti-smoking campaign - NYT

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

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

Michelle Obama wields influence over America's diet - TheDC

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