United States proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity

March 26, 2014

By Tom Clarke Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes. The Food and […]

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Big Bird, Elmo to encourage kids to eat produce

December 20, 2013

A trip down the grocery store produce aisle could soon feel like a stroll down “Sesame Street.” Michelle Obama announced that the nonprofit organization behind the popular children’s educational TV program will let the produce industry use Elmo, Big Bird, and Sesame Street’s other furry characters free of charge to market fruits and veggies to […]

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New initiative encourages water consumption

October 1, 2013

By Amanda L. Chan The first lady wants you to drink more water. On a call announcing Michelle Obama’s newest healthy living initiative Sept. 11, Let’s Move! Executive Director Sam Kass explained that the White House is working with cities, private companies, and public taps to promote the message to “drink up.” Participating companies include […]

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Michelle Obama says anti-obesity campaign creating ‘cultural shift’ in how Americans live, eat

September 16, 2013

Michelle Obama said Friday that her anti-childhood obesity campaign is creating a “cultural shift” in how Americans live and eat, and is beginning to have a positive influence on children’s health. As an example, she cited something she said she couldn’t imagine when the Let’s Move! program was launched nearly four years ago: television commercials […]

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Michelle Obama announces program to help kids get recommended daily hour of physical activity

March 1, 2013

Feb. 28, 2013, Newser By Darlene Superville, Associated Press Imagine students learning their ABCs while dancing, or memorizing multiplication tables while doing jumping jacks? Some schools are using both methods of instruction and Michelle Obama would like to see more of them use other creative ways to help students get the recommended hour of daily […]

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First lady Michelle Obama to embark on national tour celebrating third anniversary of Let’s Move!

February 28, 2013

Yesterday, Feb. 27, first lady Michelle Obama kicked off a two-day nation-wide tour celebrating the third anniversary of Let’s Move!, her initiative to ensure that all our children grow up healthy and reach their full potential. The tour will showcase progress and announce new ways the country is coming together around the health of our children. Mrs. […]

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