Michelle Obama revamps the former President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports
SuperBowl hero selected to White House duty - THE TIMES-PICAYUNE
When it comes to fruit, looks matter - Houston Chronicle
Lunch theory: If fruit looks good, kids will choose it
While virtually no one would argue that anything that leads to healthier children isn’t a good thing, the fly in the soda tax ointment is simply this: D.C.’s proposed soda tax is a sin tax, highly regressive and generally ineffective at reducing obesity
Whine and dine: Obama feasts while Michelle scolds - The Daily Caller
The president feasted on hot wings while Michelle pushed her child obesity efforts
Television chef Rachel Ray goes to Capitol Hill to lobby for the federal Child Nutrition Act
Michelle Obama: weight watcher - The Daily Caller
On Tuesday, Mrs. Obama laid out a 70-point plan to make America’s children thinner
California county may ban Happy Meal toys - Los Angeles Times
Convinced that Happy Meals and other food promotions aimed at children could make kids fat as well as happy, county officials in Silicon Valley are poised to outlaw the little toys that often come with high-calorie offerings
The Obama family has welcomed thousands of children to the sun-splashed south lawn of the White House for the annual Easter Egg Roll, an essential rite of spring
Raising awareness among women—especially minority women—about the deadly nature of heart disease and what can be done to combat it would fit beautifully into Michelle Obama’s basket of issues that she has already taken on as first lady.
First lady Michelle Obama is taking on a tough but crucial challenge with her new national campaign, “Let’s Move,” to combat childhood obesity. Just looking at these frightening facts: Almost one in three children in this country is overweight. About 17 percent are dangerously obese. And a quarter of all kids from 5 to 10 already have high blood pressure and elevated cholesterol levels. What’s cause for concern isn’t only how much we know about the prevalence of childhood obesity but also how little we know about how to prevent it through healthy eating.
Finally, an Obama focus toward health care that makes long-term sense towards saving America money and improving overall health. It’s just not coming from where you might expect.
Eat your peas. Finish those lima beans. Clean your plate before dessert. These are the nightly naggings of good moms. But in the near future, the federal government might be taking their place.
When Michelle Obama mentioned her daughters’ weight once had gotten “off balance” in speeches about childhood obesity, she came under criticism from parenting bloggers and anti-eating-disorder activists. They said the first lady inadvertently brought attention to her two young daughters’ weight when they are at a sensitive age