First Lady Launches Anti-Childhood Obesity Program
Time to slim down: First lady Michelle Obama unveiled her anti-childhood obesity program, called “Let’s Move,” this week. Joining Obama are 40 executives of major food producers and agribusinesses, including the CEO of Kraft Foods and Sara Lee. “Too many of our children are seriously overweight, and our companies stand ready to work with you to address this health crisis,” the CEOs wrote in a press release. The president is also behind the plan: He signed a memo on childhood obesity providing “optimal coordination” among the relevant federal agencies to fight the obesity epidemic.