Michelle Obama’s Fight Against Childhood Obesity Results in Lower Obesity Rates

Photo Credit: Twitter
Photo Credit: Twitter

By: Taren Vaughan

The Michelle Obama fight against childhood obesity has been going on ever since Mrs. Obama became the First Lady of the United States of America. Although Michelle Obama is clearly very big on education and encouraging young people to put forth their best effort in school, childhood obesity has always been an issue she holds near and dear to her heart. In an effort to tackle the country’s high obesity rates, Michelle Obama launched the “Let’s Move!” program to encourage kids to get involved in physical activity and change their eating habits and she has been persistent with driving home her message about obesity among youth. Her efforts, along with the support she has been receiving from parents and others across the country, to put an end to childhood obesity are finally starting to pay off as the obesity rates in several states across the country have decreased. Truthdig reports:

For the first time in decades, the obesity rate among low-income preschoolers is, to quote the head of the CDC, “moving in the right direction.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s new report, 19 states have seen their childhood obesity rate decline as a result of diet and exercise programs.

As another way to get people to join in the fight against childhood obesity, Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move!” program has plans to put out a Hip Hop album which will include a total of 19 songs and 10 music videos along with the Partnership for a Healthier America and Hip Hop Public Health. The album is set to be released on September 30th of this year and it will feature singers Ashanti and Jordin Sparks and rap legends Run DMC and Doug E. Fresh.

Peep the music video “Everybody” featuring appearances from the First Lady and Dr. Oz below:


  1. Great video as well. It’s fantastic to see people having fun while doing something positive.

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