Happy Birthday, Let’s Move!

by Bettina Elias Siegel on February 8, 2011

Today marks the one year anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” initiative, a program that aspires to end obesity in a generation.  Obama Foodorama provides its usual excellent White House coverage, including the various official events marking today’s milestone.  You can read all that here.

As I’ve written about quite a bit, since launching Let’s Move! Mrs. Obama has been criticized by the right as a meddling officer of the Food Police, and more recently by the left for getting into bed with Walmart.  But from where I sit (namely, in my PJ’s, blogging about kids and food), the woman is a true hero for bringing national attention to a critical issue.

So, mazel tov, Mrs. O, on the one year anniversary of the program.  Looking forward to great things in the year ahead.  (And by  the way, I’m still waiting on that lunch invitation.  I’m sure it just got lost in the mail?)

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Bri February 8, 2011 at 11:43 am

Hear, hear! She, and others, are doing so many things right in the world of childhood nutrition, wellness, and food reform. And then there’s the other side of the coin… Please tell me you’ve seen this latest insanity I blogged about this morning. http://wp.me/p10BWo-7K

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bettina elias siegel February 8, 2011 at 11:59 am

Bri: I have seen that study and actually have a funny (I hope) post in the works that tangentially relates to it. – B

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