Posts Tagged ‘Let’s Move!’

Michelle Obama Starts a Healthy Food Company

May 6, 2023 — Nope. We are not done with fighting obesity by selling water, fruits, and veggies. Former First Lady Michelle Obama is starting a healthy food and beverage company with the help of private equity. Ordinarily, we’re supposed to think of private equity as the bad guys – helping the rich get richer and driving wider disparities. […]

Will Trump Bulldoze the White House Vegetable Garden?

November 18, 2016 — A certain amount of angst is bubbling up around the subject of food policy under President-elect Donald Trump. That angst crystallizes in speculation about the possibility that Trump would bulldoze the White House vegetable garden. But beyond that symbolic question, many nitty gritty policy details will tell the full story. Certainly, plowing under the vegetable […]

Building Partnerships That Work Against Obesity

May 19, 2016 — No doubt about it, the current environment is a challenging one for building partnerships in every sector of American life. Obesity, health, and food policy are no exceptions. Yet, five years of work by the Partnership for a Healthier America has built partnerships and delivered some of the most notable successes of First Lady Michelle […]

Will Bill Clinton Take Over Let’s Move?

July 3, 2015 — It’s hard to know if this is a political calculation or an unscripted Clinton moment. But it’s looking like Former President Bill Clinton is ready to take over Let’s Move! from Michelle Obama. It would be an interesting role for this former president who was once famous for his fast food appetite. In a commentary published by […]

Michelle Obama Vows More of Let’s Move

June 22, 2015 — First Lady Michelle Obama was in Europe this weekend, promising more of Let’s Move, even after she leaves the White House. Speaking with reporters, she described the progress she believes she has made: Taken together, these changes are starting to have an impact. Childhood obesity rates have finally stopped rising, and obesity rates are actually […]

Grades on Four Dimensions for Let’s Move!

April 8, 2015 — In case you missed it, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! program just hit its fifth birthday and the First Lady used White House Easter festivities as an opportunity to celebrate the occasion. So it seems like the right moment to assess where the program has brought us. Childhood Obesity Rates: C. The explicit goal of Let’s Move […]