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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Teenage Obesity Increased During First Two Years of First Lady’s ‘Let’s Move’ Program

In the first two years since First Lady Michelle Obama launched her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign to fight childhood obesity in 2010, teenage obesity rates increased, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

From 2009-2010, 18.4 percent of children ages 12-19 were classified as obese, according to the CDC. Since then, from 2011-2012, one in five children ages 12-19 or 20.5 percent, were classified as obese, an increase of 11.4 percent. The CDC has been tracking these data since 1966-1970, and at that time only 4.6 percent of teens were classified as obese.

“The physical and emotional health of an entire generation and the economic health and security of our nation is at stake,” Mrs. Obama saidat the time of the Let’s Move program launch. “This isn’t the kind of problem that can be solved overnight, but with everyone working together, it can be solved. So, let’s move.”



Anonymous said...

They don't want to eat that crap, so they toss it in the trash and buy Twinkies.

Offer REAL food!

Anonymous said...

Face the music folks, the Obamas are just and Royal Pain in the A$$.
Will be so glad when they Just Go Away

Anonymous said...

She is just as dumb as her husband.

Anonymous said...

Not worthy of further comment. She just needs to MOVE ON; let's help her out the door.