Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Michelle Obama's Next Childhood Obesity Target: Summer Break

“School is out for much of the country, and kids everywhere are looking forward to a few months off. But nutrition and education experts warn that for too many kids, summer break is also a time when they backslide educationally and fall into bad eating habits. On Tuesday, first lady Michelle Obama helped launch another component to her campaign to tackle childhood obesity, this time targeting summer vacation. She joined several members of the Obama cabinet in announcing the administration’s new ‘Let’s Read. Let’s Move.’ campaign, aimed at promoting exercise, healthy eating, and reading among kids on break from school. The campaign will be coordinated by the...

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