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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 06:46 AM

Who is to blame for this? - Michelle Obama

Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for cancer, heart disease and stroke.

The drop emerged from a major federal health survey that experts say is the gold standard for evidence on what Americans weigh. The trend came as a welcome surprise to researchers. New evidence has shown that obesity takes hold young: Children who are overweight or obese at 3 to 5 years old are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults.

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Barry M. Popkin, a researcher at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who has tracked American food purchases in a large data project, said families with children had been buying lower-calorie foods over the past decade, a pattern he said was unrelated to the economic downturn.

He credited those habits, and changes in the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children, for the decline in obesity among young children. The program, which subsidizes food for low-income women, reduced funding for fruit juices, cheese and eggs and increased it for whole fruits and vegetables.

Another possible explanation is that some combination of state, local and federal policies aimed at reducing obesity is starting to make a difference. Michelle Obama, the first lady, has led a push to change young children’s eating and exercise habits and 10,000 child care centers across the country have signed on. The news announcement from the C.D.C. included a remark from Mrs. Obama: “I am thrilled at the progress we’ve made over the last few years in obesity rates among our youngest Americans.”


http://www.nytimes.com/2014/02/26/health/obesity-rate-for-young-children-plummets-43-in-a-decade.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20140226&_r=0


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Reply Who is to blame for this? - Michelle Obama (Original post)
liberal N proud Feb 2014 OP
MADem Feb 2014 #1
SmittynMo Feb 2014 #2
liberal N proud Feb 2014 #5
needledriver Feb 2014 #8
SmittynMo Feb 2014 #9
karadax Feb 2014 #3
busterbrown Feb 2014 #4
Enrique Feb 2014 #7
malaise Feb 2014 #6

Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 07:18 AM

1. Yeah....THANKS a LOT (Michelle) Obama!!!!!!!!

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 07:53 AM

2. Of course we're going to blame her.....

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Blame is not the right term. She should get full credit for this. No one else.

And then of course, yesterday, Rush Oxycontin, cut her down big time, indicating she was dictating what we should, or should not put in our mouths. What an asshole!!!!. Boy that hatred for the black white house couple comes out every time in these racists.

Michelle was educating the American public. Things like 99% of commercials on TV push crap food, that contributes towards obesity. Only 1% push items like water, fruits, vegetables,etc. You know, healthy food. WOW.

She has been more instrumental in educating this country than any FLOTUS in my life time. I vote for her as the #1 FLOTUS.

I am so proud of her and her contributions towards this country. You go girl!!!

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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:39 AM

5. It was a cleaver way to giver her credit.

As the right continues to blame them for everything, I believe this actually does give credit to her efforts.



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Response to SmittynMo (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 12:18 PM

8. FLOUTUS?

What does FLOUTUS mean?

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Response to needledriver (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 01:19 PM

9. My mistake. Issue corrected

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:09 AM

3. I would say she gets partial credit.

Let's Move! started in February 2010 so it's not even a full 4 years old. The survey spans a decade.

We should applaud state and local municipalities that jumped on this from the start. That's where progress truly begins.

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:05 AM

4. Sarah is celebrating this news by bringing everyone doughnuts this a.m.

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Response to busterbrown (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:50 AM

7. Lady Liberty

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Response to liberal N proud (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:47 AM

6. But but but ReTHUGs were very upset

They said parents had the right to let their children eat themselves to death

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