Michelle Obama Announces President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition

On June 23, First Lady Michelle Obama introduced the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition at the Columbia Heights Educational Campus in Washington, D.C.

Michelle stated, “This year, we’re expanding the work of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition to include not just a focus on active lifestyles, but on healthy eating, too.”

This isn’t the first that we’ve seen of the first lady in the health arena. She’s been an active part of the Let’s Move campaign, which strives to instill healthy exercise and nutrition habits in our country’s youth. There are tons of resources on the Let’s Move website that will help to empower parents with the knowledge they need to make healthier choices for their children. Also, there’s updated information regarding nutrition research and school programs, as well as tips and tricks to get your kids to exercise. And the website shows how it’s possible to purchased healthy food without breaking the bank.

Michelle Obama isn’t a hands-off type of gal, either. At the event on June 23, the first lady juggled scarves, jumped rope, helped prepare healthy snacks for the students, and even participated in a yoga session.

The goal of the President’s Council is “to end the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation,” she stated. She also announced that Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes and NFL quarterback Drew Brees will act as the council’s co-chairs.

I applaud our first lady’s involvement with the country’s youth. I think it’s great that children have a positive role model to look up to—and I really love the fact that Michelle is placing such an emphasis on healthy nutrition and exercise. After all, with the increased rate of childhood obesity, it’s about time that we did something to prevent this epidemic from continuing on to our children and our children’s children.

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Michelle Obama Announces President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition — 6 Comments

  1. Oh, so I guess the president when he was tilnakg about how “if you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor,” as part of his health care reform, was being “creative” and not lying.Gives good insight into her personality and most of the left: the end justifies the means.