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Hispanic Kids and Childhood Obesity: What Michelle Left Out

On Tuesday Michelle Obama addressed an enthusiastic audience about health concerns facing Hispanic families in the U.S. The First Lady spoke eloquently about the importance of healthy choices in fighting debilitating lifestyle diseases, now distressingly prevalent even among our children — especially among Hispanic (and other minority) children. But framing childhood obesity as a choice-driven issue sells parents and kids way short, especially within economically marginalized communities. If we fail to address the underlying problems, we can’t begin to hope for actual progress.

July 26th

Kids State Dinner

On August 20, 2012, the fifty-four junior chef winners of the Healthy Lunchtime Challenge were treated to a Kids’ State Dinner, hosted by First Lady Michelle Obama. More than 1200 healthy lunchtime recipes were submitted by kids between the ages of eight and twelve.

September 3rd