First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Forum ~ Live-Streamed

Today the White House will host a meeting on childhood obesity, bringing together experts and industry leaders from across the country to discuss ways to combat the growing health epidemic. First Lady Michelle Obama, Administration officials and Childhood Obesity Task Force members will discuss healthier food in schools, access to healthy, affordable food, empowering parents and more.

We want to hear from you too. Today the White House is collaborating with GOOD to ask:
What are your ideas to end childhood obesity within a generation?

Tell us your ideas on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. We look forward to hearing from you will feature some of the most interesting responses on the blog.
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Tune in to a livestream of the Childhood Obesity Forum today

1:30 PM EDT: Opening Session with First Lady Michelle Obama

2:30 PM EDT: Breakout Sessions:

  • Empowering Parents and Caregivers
  • Healthier Food in Schools
  • Access to Healthy, Affordable Food
  • Increased Opportunities for Physical Activities

4:15 PM EDT: Closing Session with Melody Barnes, President’s Domestic Policy Council

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10 responses to “First Lady Michelle Obama’s Childhood Obesity Forum ~ Live-Streamed

  1. spirit_55Z

    I just got back from a trip visiting family. It wasn’t a family reunion per se. Unfortunately, it was for my dad’s funeral. My family is huge!

    My parents had 11 children, 39 grandchildren, 62 great-grand children, and 5 great-great grandchildren.

    I was saddened to witness that about 1/3 of my sibs are obese, 1/2 of my nieces/nephews are obese. I’d also mention that lifestyle is a factor, particularly food choices and prep.

    The food(meats & veggies) are fried and overcooked orprocesed. Sodas are full of sugar, dyes, and preservatives. Water intake is minimal.

    There was little if any physical activity among the younger family members. They were all engaged with tech toys, ipods, blackberries, iphones, etc.

    I try to lead by example and not preach or push my lifestyle choices on anyone.

    When they ask how I stay so trim, I’ll share my dietary habits and physical fitness regimen, because, health doesn’t come to us by magic.

    We’ve got to get educated, be willing to change old habits that don’t serve us, work it, and maintain it.

    Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and arthritis run heavily in our genetic make-up. All of these chronic diseases can be altered with altering our diets and living a more active lifestyle.

    When they ask, I share what knowledge has helped me.

    • You are so right. All that comfort food is so bad for you. Why does it have to taste so damn good? 😉

      The kids today don’t get much exercise. Remember when we used to have to play outside in the summer. You got breakfast, and went out side till lunch, then you went back out and had to be home before the street lights came on. LOL

      Not to mention the fact that ‘us kids had young legs’ so we were the ones responsible for getting up to change the (three) channels on the TV for our folks. No remotes back then… 😉

  2. spirit_55Z

    BWA HA HA HA! @three channels. Girl, we’d play hide & seek, roll old car tires around the house, play cowboys and indians till the crickets chirped and the owls hooted.

    My parents couldn’t get us inside most nights. It’s easy to work with the younger relatives. I tickle and chase them around to get them moving. It’s sublte and before you realize it, we’re throwing footballs and playing hopscotch.

    • That got me thinking…remember when the knob would break off the TV, and you had to use some pliers to change the channel? Now that’s old school…LMAO 😉

  3. spirit_55z

    LMAO!!! Remember the old rabbitt ears on the tv, sometimes my dad would put aluminum foil on the antenae, like that was actually going to pick up better reception. Lawdy… those were the days.

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