So, yesterday, the White House gave credit to Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” initiative – a make the children eat stuff they hate so they aren’t so fat program – with reversing the trend of childhood obesity.
Says the press release from the Office of the First Lady (did you guys know there is an Office of the First Lady? I guess it isn’t surprising. These are the Obamas after all, they brought us the Office of the President-Elect):
”Thanks to these efforts, families now have access to more information to make healthier decisions for their children. Young people now have more opportunities for physical activity in their communities. Food in schools has been dramatically improved. More Americans now have access to healthy, affordable food closer to home. And the national childhood obesity rate has leveled off, and even declined in some cities and states.”
Amazing, isn’t it? Three years of “Let’s Move” and the Obamas are now taking the credit for creating or saving skinny kids all over the fruited plain.
Three years of guilting schools into changing their menus, browbeating restaurants into offering “healthy alternatives,” and PRESTO! Michelle Obama is totally responsible for reversing the trend of childhood obesity.