6 Moves Michelle Obama Is Making for a Healthier America
If Michelle Obama has proven anything during her husband’s almost five-year presidential reign, it’s that she is not one to sit on the sidelines. While many first ladies in the past may have focused on alternate entrepreneurial routes, Obama has used her clout as the president’s wife to help spread awareness for her own causes, and create and promote a program that she believes will help the country take a step in the right direction for controlling the childhood obesity epidemic.
The program, “Let’s Move!” was spearheaded by Obama in 2010, and encourages a healthier diet in and out of school, better food labeling, and increased physical activity. Enlisting the help of pop stars, large corporations, schools, and health care providers, Let’s Move! has grown significantly from its introduction more than three years ago, and Obama continues to increase its impact by rolling out more initiatives, securing more high-profile partnerships, and passing significant regulations.
Here are seven healthy living initiatives Obama has launched under the Let’s Move! umbrella, helping encourage America’s younger generations to pursue a healthy and active lifestyle: