White House Credits ‘Let's Move’ for Halting and Reversing Childhood Obesity Trend
3:44 PM, Feb 20, 2013 • By JERYL BIER
Today the White House credited Michelle Obama's three-year-old “Let's Move” initiative with halting and even reversing a thirty year trend of increasing childhood obesity, a trend that has led to what the Centers for Disease Control has called an epidemic. A press release from the Office of the First Lady announced details of a "two day nationwide tour" at the end of the month to celebrate the third anniversary of the program that promotes exercise and healthy eating habits to young people. The press release also included a short history of the program (emphasis added):
The press release does not include any data to bolster the claim.
Mrs. Obama's nationwide tour will consist of stops in Clinton, Mississippi; Chicago, Illinois; and Springfield, Missouri. She will also make a pre-tour appearance on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, to air on Friday, February 22.
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