The American first mom Michelle Obama has decided to address a disturbing issue on American child health through her Let’s move’ program. The fact that the child obesity has tripled over the last 30 years in America is an alarming tread that requires immediate attention. The medical reports are showing that for every 3 kids in America one is obese or overweight. Popularly known as the Michelle Obama childhood obesity program, the Let’s move” program that is aimed at reverting this tread. The first lady is very committed and she has vowed to ensure that American coming generations will be healthy enough for the service of this nation. To achieve this, here are the four pillars that Let’s move’ program is based on the four core requirements below.
Information is power and this pillar is likely to make more impact on this program. Let’s move’ aims at providing parent with necessary information and tools that will improve their children’s nutritional quality in their diets. Remember that obesity and being overweight is as a result of bad eating habits and this can only be tackled by informing the parent of what is healthy for their children. The program is counting American Academic of Pediatrics to help them on implementing this especially on food packaging label and also on kids TV programs like NBC and Disney.
Getting Healthier food in schools
Going direct to the kids on the ground is another way that will create a direct impact that this program is aiming at. Majority of the kids are in school and this is the best place from where this problem can be tackled from. By providing the schools with the correct diet then the children will have direct access to the healthy meals. Further the government is pushing for $10 billion increase in funding to improve the nutritional quality of the schools’ meals over the next ten years. The plan will see more kids sign up for this and it will be huge boost to first lady’s childhood obesity program in realization of its goals.
Improvement of healthy food accessibility and affordability
It’s a fact that more than 23 million Americans live in food desert’ where they cannot access big store to get a variety of healthy diets. This is one factor promoting bad eating habits and the effects can be seen on children. The First lady has decided to address this issue by including a $400 million initiative that will see grocery store and marketers relocate to these food deserts’. This will definitely improve the accessibility of a variety of health diet to the local.
This is the fourth pillar that will specifically deal with physical exercise. Remember that even if the kids are well fed, without some physical exercises the program may never make an impact. The Let’s move’ initiative will diversify the physical exercises to ensure that they have accommodated all kids. They are planning to partner with all the sport leagues from WNBA, NFL, NBA and also soccer to achieve this.
These are the four pillars that outline the Michelle Obama childhood obesity program and it will be a total success. She is very committed and with the backing of Mr. President, this program will have a positive effect on American child.