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First lady Michelle Obama and Let's Move against childhood obesity

Posted Mar 16 2010 12:00am

On February 9, 2010, First Lady Michelle Obama announced the launching of the anti-obesity initiative, "Lets Move!" Since that time, there have been several calls for the American people's involvement. Join in and read how you can not only contribute but make a tangible difference in the battle for our children's health! Following are three of the latest...

  1. Department of Health and Human Services announced their initiative, Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) -- the goals are to reduce obesity, increase physical activity, improve nutrition, and reduce tobacco use.
  2. Apps for Healthy Kids competition - calling all software developers, game designers, students, and other innovators to develop fun and engaging software tools and games that will encourage and drive children to be active, eat better, and follow a more healthy lifestyle. Submission ends June 30, 2010.
  3. Childhood Obesity Task Force , an interagency combining federal, state and local governments in conjunction with private and nonprofit institutions to develop an action plan to come together to help children live healthier lives. It calls for anyone interested in having their voice heard to answer a series of 16 questions that will provide this committee with much-needed insight into this very important health issue.

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