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Michelle Obama Obesity

FLOTUS Should Launch A 'Fight Obesity, Go Straight' Campaign, Pundit Claims

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 09.06.2014 | Gay Voices

The American Family Association's Bryan Fischer suggested Michelle Obama revise her childhood obesity initiative to include an anti-gay component. ...

Major Child Care Centers Adopting Michelle Obama's Health Guidelines

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 02.27.2014 | Politics

BOWIE, Md. (AP) — The nation's second-largest for-profit child care provider is adopting Michelle Obama's healthy eating and activity guidelines. T...

WATCH: Students Slam Michelle Obama's Low-Calorie School Lunches

Posted 10.02.2012 | Black Voices

Michelle Obama's childhood obesity initiative has been the subject of conservative criticism for some time, and now there's another group joining in o...

To Reverse Childhood Obesity We All Have to Work Together

Phil Lempert | Posted 05.14.2012 | Home
Phil Lempert

Much discussion fills the space in broadcast, print and online media about how parents need to model eating and exercise behaviors in order to help their obese children lose weight and get in shape. It is not quite that simple.

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Republican Bashes 'Stasi Troop' Lightbulb Regulations

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) said Thursday that Democrats are taking away liberty and freedom with overreaching policies, like pushing for f...

Michelle Obama Breaks World Record

AP | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama now holds part of a world record. The first lady announced in an email Monday that her October bid to break the rec...

Michelle Obama Changes Tune On McDonald's

AP | Posted 09.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama says McDonald's decision to add apples to its Happy Meals is a positive step toward solving childhood obesity. The first...

Evangelicals Resist Obama's Childhood Obesity Push

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By Adelle M. Banks Religion News Service WASHINGTON -- Evangelicals are the only major religious group where a majority opposes the federal governmen...

Michelle Obama: 'Fast Food Has Become The Every Day Meal'

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama says she talks about her love of french fries so people won't get the idea that her anti-obesity and healthier eatin...

Is 'Let's Move' Working?

AP/The Huffington Post | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues. "I wondered to myself whethe...

Next Stop For Michelle Obama's Obesity Fight: The U.S. Army

AP | SUSANNE M. SCHAFER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FORT JACKSON, S.C. — First lady Michelle Obama said Thursday that the military's push to turn recruits into health-conscious warriors could be a...

Sarah Palin Jabs Michelle Obama's Anti-Obesity Campaign

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin took a shot at Michelle Obama during Sunday's episode of her reality TV show, "Sarah Palin's Alaska," jabbing the first lady's anti-obesit...

The Palin Trick: Anger With a Smile

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

I have long brooded over the fact that Sarah Palin still grabs headlines over the most egregious comments. She wangs Michelle Obama for pushing for an...

Shadow Elite: Government & "Big Cheese"

Linda Keenan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Linda Keenan

When institutional walls separating functions and ensuring balance of power are weak, players can concentrate and intensify their influence. This is now what we're seeing with the dairy lobby -- i.e. "big cheese".

Poor Americans Are the Most Obese, and We Have No Help for Them

Stanton Peele | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Stanton Peele

The high-risk one that needs to be targeted for intervention would be the inner-city youth that Michelle Obama is reaching out to.

Michelle Obama Op-Ed: A Food Bill We Need

Michelle Obama in the Washington Post | Michelle Obama | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Last spring, a class of fifth-grade students from Bancroft Elementary School in the District descended on the South Lawn of the White House to help us...

Michelle Obama: Talk About Health, Not Weight, To Fight Childhood Obesity

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says she tries to talk about health – not weight – with her daughters. Mrs. Obama, who launc...

Challenging the Obesity System

David Wallinga, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Wallinga, M.D.

For the past 35 years, U.S. farm policy has incentivized the production of a few commodity crops (like corn and soybeans), and the calories that come from them.

Michelle Obama Is Making Moves to Solve Childhood Obesity

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Michelle Obama is working BIG TIME on helping America raise a healthier generation of kids, and in effect improving the overall health of our country.

PepsiCo CEO: Saint or Sinner When It Comes to Our Health?

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

A decade ago, getting food behemoths to even think about supporting healthier fare was a very tough task. Yet today we're seeing a new wave both in government and business toward "healthy living policies."

Kudos to Jamie Oliver for Leading the American Food Revolution

Tabby Biddle | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tabby Biddle

Jamie Oliver is on a mission to change America's diet. After airing a four-hour TV series aimed at improving school lunches, he got the British gov't to allocate $1 billion to revitalize their school lunches.

Where the Fight Against Child Obesity Can Go Very, Very Wrong

Harriet Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Harriet Brown

I worry that emphasizing weight rather than health will make life harder for all children, fat and thin, in our already appearance-obsessed culture. These days, kids start worrying about being fat as early as age five.

PepsiCo To Cut Sodium, Sugar, Fat In Products

AP | EMILY FREDRIX | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK — PepsiCo Inc. plans to cut the sodium found in each serving of its key brands by one-fourth in five years, the company announced Monda...

Michelle Obama Talks Anti-Obesity To Food Giants

AP | MARY CLARE JALONICK | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

WASHINGTON — Michelle Obama is urging the nation's largest food companies to speed up efforts to make healthier foods and reduce marketing of un...

Michelle Obama Announces Let's Move Campaign's Childhood Obesity Guidelines

AP | DARLENE SUPERVILLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

WASHINGTON — Women could help reduce childhood obesity by maintaining a healthy weight when they become pregnant and by breast-feeding their bab...