I applaud Michele Obama for having decided to raise awareness of childhood obesity through her Let’s Move campaign.
I’ve written in the past about the NFL’s effort in combating childhood obesity and also suggested the physical education be a requirement in public schools.
The first lady’s campaign has four parts. The first starts with educating parents in how to make better choices in feeding their kids. We are all a product of the fast food culture, but there are alternatives that deliver fast plus healthy.
Second, serving healthier food in schools. How many times have you heard your kids describe school lunches as gross, disgusting, or no way? Have you ever tasted a school lunch? Right…not unless you need to.
Third, making healthier food more available and affordable. Whole Foods is not the only answer and several major grocery chains have released their own reasonably priced “healthy” lines.
Finally, more consistent exercise for children. Perhaps with the Secretary of Education being a Cabinet position we’ll get PhysEd back in schools.
Raising the awareness of this epidemic is welcome and with two young girls in the White House she has the perfect pulpit.