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Michelle’s Machine

Churches get roped into the first lady’s obesity crusade.

Apr 11, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 29 • By MEGHAN CLYNE
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If the Obamas really want to curb childhood obesity, perhaps they ought to use their platform to support some of the nonsectarian messages that faith-based institutions promote—taking responsibility for one’s own life and the lives of one’s children, keeping families intact—rather than trying to turn churches into sign-up centers for welfare programs and mouthpieces for the first lady’s organic food agenda.

Meghan Clyne is the managing editor of National Affairs.

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