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Michelle Obama Visits New York High School & Announces Funding to Fight Childhood Obesity!

Michelle Obama Visits New York High School & Announces Funding to Fight Childhood Obesity!

Michelle Obama hits the stage to give a speech at the Edward A. Reynolds West Side High School on Thursday (February 5) in New York City.

The 51-year-old First Lady announced a $500 million donation to expand efforts to end childhood obesity from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, which is pushing educators and families to serve healthier food and organize more exercise.

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“Together, we started a national conversation on this issue and we’re seeing changes at every level from individual schools to families to the halls of Congress,” Michelle expressed, adding that average obesity rates have stopped rising, or even dropped among the youngest children (via CBS New York).

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  • thewaronfugs

    Here’s the funny thing about the Lets Move campaign Michelle Obama started. Lets Move was supposed to mean take action against what/who is contributing to the obesity epidemic. The number one confirmed contributor is junk food brands. They are basically the new tobacco companies. They target kids, they lie about their contents, they lobby for the nutrition labels to be confusing as fuq so people won’t know how bad it really is. But guess what? Most politicians strike deals with junk food brand lobbyists for campaign contributions funds. Like, we’re talking, millions and millions and millions of dollars lost if you make them look like the villain. Big no no if you want campaign funds. Suddenly, Lets Move was all about exercise…..and not nutrition. Exercise is great….but obesity isn’t being caused by just being sedentary….diet is so much more of a contributor. Sad. This isn’t a fight. This is a fake fight if there ever was one. Welcome to politics. People aren’t lives. They are dollar signs. This isn’t just a democrat or republican problem….this is everybody.

  • Sprite

    New research from scientists suggest ‘fat’ is the sixth taste sense and those that sense the taste are ‘skinny’.

  • T.C

    I was on channel 7 news some years ago and a celebration was happening on my behalf… He made it to the news to share his testimony after meeting Immanuel when he was in the second grade… On the other side explicit rap music was put in the news and my citizenship came up as the light of the world that can save people from influencing to hell explicit music… Where does obesity comes in…. Here at the Robert Wood Johnson fundraiser where I believe can be shared on many terms is the form off obesity.. Like going on an on with hatred unhealthy hatred.. On and on and on and on… Relic/Church Boy Nehemiah/Terrill TC