First lady Michelle Obama says 1-in-3 American children is overweight; 1-in-2 among minorities. Now she has launched Let’s Move, a national program to get rid of junk food in public schools and educate children about proper diet and exercise. President Obama backed her up by establishing a federal task force to tackle the issue and come up with a plan of action in 90 days.
Not everyone supports the effort. They say while well-meaning, the initiative is misguided and may lead to even worse health problems among American children. Paul Campos is the author of “The Obesity Myth” and an outspoken critic of Mrs. Obama’s plan.
Dr. Mark Wright is a weight-loss specialist. He says Mrs. Obama is right to focus on the issue of childhood obesity.