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Michelle Obama: "We're In Charge" - Obesity Not Kids' Fault - Global Issue

CJW, March 12, 2010 8:57 AM

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Newsweek breaks this week with terrific multi-article coverage of First Lady Michelle Obama's take-no-prisoners campaign to help bring our child obesity epidemic and our super-size-it mentality to a tipping point.  Link to articles here.   An excerpt of her much-needed "tough love" stance:

"It's now clear that between the pressures of today's economy and the breakneck pace of modern life, the well-being of our kids has too often gotten lost in the shuffle.

And let's be honest with ourselves: our kids didn't do this to themselves. Our kids don't decide what's served in the school cafeteria or whether there's time for gym class or recess. Our kids don't choose to make food products with tons of sugar and sodium in supersize portions, and then have those products marketed to them everywhere they turn. And no matter how much they beg for fast food and candy, our kids shouldn't be the ones calling the shots at dinnertime. We're in charge. We make these decisions."

Newsweek also gave this LINK here to a foreign documentary with mini-clips of the GLOBAL perspective of this epidemic.  A compendium of quick clips (less than one minute each) that you will honestly find beyond CHILLING.


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