- Published on Wednesday, February 27 2013
- Written by Felix Kay
Michelle Obama is taking her “Let’s Move!” campaign literally on the move. Hitting the road, the First Lady is making select guest appearances along with Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan, to help promote her passion for stopping child obesity in America. One of the stops on the list will be the “Dr. Oz” show, where she will discuss how physical activity affects children's health and academic achievement.
Michelle launched the “Let’s Move!” initiative back in 2010 with the hopes of solving the problem of obesity within a generation by following 5-key points: creating a healthy start for children, empowering parents and caregivers, providing healthy food in schools, improving access to healthy, affordable foods, and by Increasing physical activity. By helping children become more physically active, and by providing healthier food alternatives in our school system, the initiative’s quest for children to grow up healthier, stronger, and be able to pursue their long-term goals becomes a reality.
"Mrs. Obama's advocacy for physical activity in schools is an investment in our future and will give our children longer, healthier lives," said host Mehmet Oz, MD. "The First Lady's sense of urgency on this topic goes hand-in-glove with the conversation we have with our audience every day. I'm humbled and honored that Mrs. Obama and the Secretary of Education will appear on our show to continue this national conversation with our viewers."
The “Let’s Move!” campaign is a great initiative with a great cause. Since its launch, it has gained a large following and has even picked up a few celebrity supporters, including Beyoncé, David Beckham, Nick Jonas, and Jimmy Fallon, who all joined the First Lady in encouraging children to live a healthy lifestyle.
"In the end, as First Lady, this isn’t just a policy issue for me. This is a passion. This is my mission. I am determined to work with folks across this country to change the way a generation of kids thinks about food and nutrition," said the FLOTUS.
The “Dr. Oz “episode featuring Michelle Obama airs this Thursday, February 28th -- check your local listings!
- Felix Kay, YH Staff
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