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Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on February 18, 2010
This week, I was proud to join the First Lady and my colleagues across government for the announcement of her new initiative to combat childhood obesity: Let's Move! As a mother, I am struck by the fact that 1 in 3 children are overweight or obese and understand the desire to see our kids healthy while they are young, and as they grow into adulthood.
Posted by Secretary Tom Vilsack, U.S. Department of Agriculture on February 18, 2010
A call to action, a challenge for a generation, no matter what we call it, First Lady Michelle Obama's announcement of the Let's Move initiative is an ambitious goal of solving the challenge of childhood obesity. It is a goal that we take seriously here at USDA and we are prepared to dedicate our time, energy, and resources to achieving this goal.
Posted by Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on February 18, 2010
I am so pleased by the response from the education community to the First Lady's call - "Let's Move." Since the launch of this national initiative to fight childhood obesity, education groups are rallying around this national initiative to fight childhood obesity. They recognize that children learn and develop in school so many of the habits that will be with them for a lifetime.
Posted by Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General on February 18, 2010
My job as U.S. Surgeon General is to provide Americans with the best information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. That's why I am proud to work with First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to improve the health of our nation's children.