Friday, May 20, 2011

Are you really what you eat?

The first Lady Michelle Obama has initiated a plan to get us and our children moving into a better state of health by making better food choices and working out to get fit. No there are some who would say that this is government interfering way to much in our personal life but when you take in the fact that we as Americans suffer from the highest rate of obesity in the free world it's not a lot to consider. Either we take charge and get proactive or we continue to overeat and kill ourselves with all the ailments that come along with being vastly overweight.

WASHINGTON -- Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues.
"I wondered to myself whether we could really make a difference, because when you take on a problem this big and this complicated, at times it can be a little overwhelming," she said in a recent speech.
The anti-obesity campaign Mrs. Obama calls "Let's Move!" celebrates its first anniversary Wednesday. Is it making a difference?
In some ways, yes. In others, it's much too soon to tell.
Advocates who have worked on the issue for a long time say the first lady's involvement is raising awareness about the potential future of the U.S. as a nation of fat, unhealthy people unless the trend is reversed, and Mrs. Obama has been doing it in ways that they can't. "She has been a spark plug," said Nancy Brown, chief executive of the American Heart Association.
Mrs. Obama has addressed governors, mayors, school groups, food makers and other constituencies, urging them to build more bike paths and playgrounds, to serve healthier school lunches and to make and sell more food that's better for you.
She has visited schools across the country to see what changes they are making, from planting fruit and vegetable gardens modeled after her own celebrated White House plot to opening salad bars in their lunchrooms. And she's worked herself into a sweat at exercise clinics with kids, including on the White House South Lawn.

    So if you are reading this by all means tell me your feelings on this,I would love to get some feed back and being a veggie head myself I will try and keep you posted on my facts,finds and recipes!

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