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Michelle Obama Tackling Childhood Obesity


First Lady Michelle Obama is encouraging many with her “Lets Move” campaign to reduce childhood obesity, not only by talking to school students throughout the country but by influencing her staff workers within the White House as well.

A Shapedown program for overweight adolescents and children on November 20, in Aurora, Colorado, which is a 10-week family centered program held by the Denver area Children’s Hospital teaching youth and their parents ways to lead a healthier more active lifestyle, a longer lasting weight-loss alternative to dieting.

Nationally, some 15 percent of children are overweight or obese, as are some 60 percent of adults.

Michelle Obama’s campaign is so encouraging to many, adults and children alike. In today’s society with Burger King, McDonald’s and every other fast food restaurant within blocks of these inner cities, you have the companies that own the Olive Garden, Red Lobster and four other popular restaurant chains pledging to cut the calories and sodium in its meals and to overhaul its kids’ menu.

I think the first lady’s campaign is a positive thing, so why pledge to lose weight in the New Year, let’s move now…

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33 thoughts on “Michelle Obama Tackling Childhood Obesity”

  1. Morning ceo family, hope everybody had a good holiday.

    Did y’all hear about the over-weight kid who was taken away from his parents? These people ain’t playing about parents and they fat chilren.

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    1. Did y’all hear about the over-weight kid who was taken away from his parents? These people ain’t playing about parents and they fat chilren.
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      Obese Third Grader Taken From Mom, Placed in Foster Care

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      1. The child probably had no fruits, veggies or whole grain bread in the families fridge. How much you wanna bet that he was raised on fast foods. I’ll bet he is on the free breakfast and lunch program at school too. 🙂

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      2. I don’t know whether to agree or not….the child being unhealthy to that extent is dangerous and life threatening. but on the other hand….there will be problems with taking a child from a mother.

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      3. Lemme see 300lbs in third grade. 400lbs in the fourth grade. Gee whiz by the time he’s a senior he’ll be as fat as Newt.

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  2. That kid in the picture makes me so ANGRY. His parents should be charged with child endangerment or neglect. If he was as many pounds underweight as he is overweight, he would be removed from his parents by CPS — the two conditions should be treated similarly. He will suffer so many more diseases and live a dramatically shortened life as the result of his parents’ poor decisions.

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  3. When it comes to school lunches, the government already mandates the nutrition profile of meals served to kids, and has done so for decades. So this isn’t some seismic shift in how government works, just a move in a better direction.

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  4. We’ve got to start somewhere. Lowering salt intake, soda (diet or regular), and processed food will move students a giant step forward to good health. Salt is an addiction, like sugar so it has to be eliminated­.

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  5. While I applaud the First Lady’s effort I doubt it will make much impact… back in the 80’s how many kids actually stopped doing drugs because Nancy Reagan said: “Just say No”?

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  6. Her campaign is an important one and we should all try to see to its fruition. I have a class of only 8 students (they all have autism) and 6 are overweight­. 6 out of 8! I do what I can and do not bring in any junk food for my students, but the real fight is at home.

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  7. 1. I give First Lady Michelle Obama so much credit for taking on this cause. It is relevant for many reasons, including:

    1. We are a fat nation. We need to stop accepting the disgusting food that we put in our body.
    2. She can be a role model for blacks who have, as a group, the worst collective diet in the nation. So many korean run “chinese” shops serving bad american food in their neighborho­ods.
    3. Fat people are a drain on the healthcare system.

    Ok, so that sounds a bit rough, but I am so happy and if anything, I wish that her cause got MORE press.

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    1. Wanda,
      She can be a role model for more than just AAs. If you truly look around at what people are buying at the grocery store and what people are eating in restaurant­s, bad food choices aren’t just a problem for one group of people.

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  8. They need to help the parents on how to change his life style.They can proivide the kid with a free healthy diet which might be cheaper.

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    1. Ionna,
      A package of baby carrots is $1 at the closest grocery store where I live. Instead of dipping the carrotts in fattening ranch, get the ranch flavor packets and instead of using mayo, use fat free sour cream. An extra tsp of dill and you have a tasty lil snack.

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  9. food food food. veggies, fruits, and whole grains. no high fructose corn syrup. avoid dairy. avoid meat. Simple.

    You will need no meds, no pills, no surgery, no chemo, no nothing. Just eat right.

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