childhood obesity

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A 7-year-old girl authored a children’s book titled, “Not Fat Because I Want To Be,” in order to expose the challenges of being an obese adolescent. See also: BlackAtlas.com visits the MLK Memorial See also: Man Arrested For Burning Cross In Own Driveway

Each day in this country we think about obesity. It has become an epidemic. Childhood obesity is even more shocking. Take a look at these two facts: Approximately 17% (or 12.5 million) of children and adolescents aged 2—19 years are obese. Since 1980, obesity prevalence among children and adolescents has almost tripled. Keep reading to […]

As we evaluate the impact of President Obama’s job creation efforts, researchers from the University of Michigan are monitoring the effect of Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign against childhood obesity. According to their findings, prevention and treatment are necessary, but more of an emphasis needs to be placed on treatment, especially among minorities. “Effective treatment […]

Parents and concerned people across the country are voicing their opinion on the recent campaign for Skechers Shape Up  for Girls. The campaign targets young girls only which has people speaking out because of what this message may translate to girls.  Although, some may feel this is a good thing and may support the First […]

On the 25th of April, the First Family hosted a record number of people on the South Lawn in their backyard for the 133rd White House Easter Egg Roll. 30,000 people from around the country embraced this year’s theme “Get Up Go!” — a part of the First Lady’s Let’s Move! initiative to raise a […]

Touting what she called a fundamental shift in how America lives and eats, first lady Michelle Obama made Georgia her prime stop Wednesday to celebrate the first anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign aimed at improving children’s health. “It’s a conversation about what our kids eat and how active they are,” Obama told parents and […]

First Lady Michelle Obama is coming to Atlanta to celebrate the first anniversary of her campaign to reduce childhood obesity. Local authorities said motorists should see only minor delays as Obama’s motorcade travels to her two metro Atlanta appearances. Obama will visit Burgess-Peterson Academy, a public elementary school in East Atlanta, at 1 p.m. Wednesday […]

First Lady Michelle Obama brought her “Let’s Move Campaign” to chilly Harlem Thursday where she broke more than a sweat with area children. Close to 70 students from PS 180 packed the Central Harlem Police Athletic League to meet someone “special.” “All we know is someone from Washington is coming,” shouted some of the kids. […]

Nickelodeon announced today that when the stars gather for Nickelodeon’s 23rd Annual Kids’ Choice Awards this Saturday, the First Lady will also be honored for her “Let’s Move” campaign to help cut down on childhood obesity.

VIA: Washington Post Michelle Obama on Tuesday called on corporate food giants such as Coca-Cola, General Mills and Kraft Foods to step up efforts to produce more healthful food and then market that, rather than junk food, to children. Speaking at a meeting of the Grocery Manufacturers Association on Tuesday, Obama said she hopes to […]