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February 9th, 2010
07:57 AM ET

The Fight Against Childhood Obesity

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=""] One out of every three children in America is overweight or obese. Child obesity rates have more than tripled according to a recent report in the American Pediatrics Journal.

Today, first lady Michelle Obama will announce a new initiative to combat childhood obesity which she believes to be one of the greatest threats to America’s health and economy. The plan calls for the federal government and public schools to work together to provide nutritious food in schools, more opportunities to be physically active, and give communities greater access to affordable and healthy food.

So what do you think it will take to win the fight against childhood obesity?