Michelle Obama tells governors that addressing child obesity is key to fixing health careBy AP
Saturday, February 20, 2010
First lady to governors: address child obesity
WASHINGTON — First lady Michelle Obama says child obesity is both a financial and health crisis.
She tells governors that nearly one in every three kids in the U.S. is overweight or obese. The first lady says many will develop diabetes and other conditions that are costly to treat.
She tells governors at their winter meeting in Washington that states must tackle childhood obesity as part of addressing the overall health care problem.
The first lady is leading a new public awareness campaign against childhood obesity.
Tags: Child And Teen Health, Diseases And Conditions, Geography, North America, United States, Washington