Let's Move!

What is it?

The "Let's Move" campaign was launched in February of 2010. The head of this campaign, Michelle Obama, created it to help bring awareness to and fight childhood obesity, a problem that could greatly affect our future.

"Spring into Garden With the White House Kitchen Garden." Letsmove.gov. N.p., 16 Apr. 2015. Web. 16 Apr. 2015. <http://www.letsmove.gov/>.

What is Childhood Obesity?

Childhood obesity is a health issue in which a child or a teen is between the 85th and 95th percentile on the growth chart. It can cause many problems in the child's life, such as, joint problems, depression, high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, stroke - whatever, you get the point, now I'm just being boring. Anyways, all these medical and even mental issues greatly affect the child's health, and end up lowering their lifespan (which means their gonna die sooner, just in case you don't know what lifespan means).

Childhood Obesity Complications. Digital image. Mozartinshape.org. N.p., 2010. Web. 16 Apr. 2015. <http://www.mozartinshape.org/misvsobesity/whymis/images/childhood_obesity_complications.png>.

How Has The Let's Move Campaign Helped?

Over the past decade, rates of childhood obesity in the U.S. have significantly gone down. In 2003-2004 14% of children were obese, but in 2011-2012, it's gone down to 8%. Thanks to Michelle Obama's approach to the problem, children are not juts putting it aside,  or ignoring it. She's starred on children's TV shows, the Ellen show, and even worked with Beyonce to help bring awareness to the problem.

Childhood Obesity is an issue that goes on throughout all of the U.S. and, through great efforts, is being brought to an end...just really, really slowly...

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2 years ago

WOW! This was so good, and deserves a 100!

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