First Lady Michelle Obama

This week, President Obama signed the Healthy Hunger-Free Act into law.  First Lady Michelle Obama spearheaded this campaign which falls in line with her  movement, “Let’s Move” which is a nationwide campaign to address the alarming childhood obesity rates in our nation so we can raise a healthier generation of kids.

In 2001, former Surgeon General David Satcher called the prevalence of overweight and obesity in America a crisis of “epidemic proportions.” At this time, the rates of childhood obesity had tripled since 1970, and some experts predicted, for the first time in history, that children would have shorter life spans than their parents.