Michelle Obama is launching a nation-wide anti-obesity campaign for children.
Several people have criticized her for making the comment, that she too has dealt with this issue since their pediatrician told them that Malia and Sasha were heading towards being overweight. Critics are saying that she is placing her children under the unnecessary microscope that can lead them to possibly having an eating disorder in the future. We all know that former President’s daughters were not excused from ridicule.
I believe that if anyone can balance it out, it is Michelle Obama. By using her own daughters, she will be able to speak from first-hand experience.
Obesity in America is at an all time high. A third of America’s children are obese. Working mom’s are apt to give their children fast-food due to a busy schedule. Unfortunately there aren’t that many healthy options in fast food. Children are also not as active as they use to be due to video games and computers. As a busy working mom, Mrs. Obama is an excellent candidate for shedding light on this issue.