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Michelle Obama to launch initiative fighting child obesity
USA Today - Nanci Hellmich

Calling obesity an epidemic and one of the greatest threats to America’s health and economy, first lady Michelle Obama said Wednesday that she would launch a major initiative next month to combat the problem in childhood. Obama, speaking at a meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, said the idea was simple: “To put in place common-sense initiatives and solutions that empower families and communities to make healthy decisions for their kids.”