Childhood obesity or excess weight threatens the healthy future of one third of American children. We spend $150 billion every year to treat obesity-related conditions, and that number is growing. Obesity rates tripled in the past 30 years, a trend that means, for the first time in our history, American children may face a shorter expected lifespan than their parents.
We need to get moving. Join First Lady Michelle Obama, community leaders, teachers, doctors, nurses, moms and dads in a nationwide campaign to tackle the challenge of childhood obesity. Let’s Move! has an ambitious but important goal: to solve the epidemic of childhood obesity within a generation.
United through this campaign, Americans will support parents, provide healthier food in schools, help our kids to be more physically active, and make healthy, affordable food available in every part of our country.
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I’m glad you decided to share this with ARU after our conversation (just before it broke on news channels everywhere). We all need to do our part to help spread the word and support the effort. The US Conference of Mayors has been engaged in this fight for years – (http://www.usmayors.org/chhs/healthycities/documents/guide-200908.pdf).
All: If you want to learn more about the history of this country’s fight against obesity, check out – Killer at Large: Why Obesity is America’s Greatest Threat – (instant viewing and dvd on Netflix).