Monday, March 22, 2010

‘I Understand the Challenges People Face Every Day’ - Regina Benjamin, America's Surgeon General, discusses the difficulty of tackling childhood obesi

Q You issued the report "The Surgeon General’s Vision for a Healthy and Fit Nation" in January. How is it related to first lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" initiative?
A They're very much related. I am looking at building a healthy and fit nation for all ages. The First Lady very smartly decided to focus on childhood obesity, and the two come together because we certainly need to focus on our future, our kids. But we also need to make sure the rest of the family is healthy and fit, as well. I want the whole nation—everybody—to start to look at health and wellness as something they want to do, not somethin...

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