Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Let's Move.....First Lady's Campaign

This morning President Obama will sign a presidential memorandum on childhood obesity to create the first-ever federal task force on childhood obesity, involving several federal agencies from the Department of Agriculture to the Department of Health and Human Services, the first lady said.

The task force will be charged with coming up with a "long-term action plan" after an extensive review of all federal nutrition programs.

President Obama also plans to reauthorize the Child Nutrition Act, the first lady said, and is proposing a $10 billion budget increase -- $1 billion a year for 10 years -- to help provide nutritious school lunches to those who qualify.