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I think Michelle Obama is on the right track with her Let’s Move campaign to bring down childhood obesity. She and I come from the same state, Illinois, which is number four in the nation for obese children. One out of five Illinois children are considered obese. Not overweight, obese. And two-thirds of Americans are either overweight or obese.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) This is nothing new. We saw this with the Social Security Act, the Civil Rights Act and the Voting Right Act - constitutional challenges were brought to all three of these monumental pieces of legislation  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Obesity now contributes to the death of more than 360,000 Americans a year. The incidence of childhood obesity is now at epidemic levels. Alarm bells are going off all over the place. But our government has done virtually nothing  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Childhood obesity isn’t about looks. And it’s not about weight. It’s about how our kids feel. And those are really the implications of the problem and the words that tell a fuller picture of the challenges that we face; you know, kids struggling in ways that they didn’t a generation ago  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) The rise of childhood obesity has placed the health of an entire generation at risk  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) If we don’t somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we’re going to have a huge problem  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) If my wife made childhood obesity her mission and I signed a law making 1/8 cup of tomato paste a vegetable, I’d be sleeping on the sofa.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) The rate of childhood obesity is just ridiculous. Anytime I can get involved with teaching them how to get physical exercise, I want to help in any way possible  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) For the first time, the nation will have goals, benchmarks, and measureable outcomes that will help us tackle the childhood obesity epidemic one child, one family, and one community at a time,  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) In neighborhoods without a usable park or playground, the incidence of childhood obesity increases by 29 percent.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Childhood obesity issue is critically important to me because it’s critically important to the health and success of our kids, and of this nation, ultimately.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Actions, such as the designation of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, spring from First Lady Michelle Obama’s leadership of efforts to end childhood obesity within this generation.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Given that the biggest rise in childhood obesity rates are occurring in children ages 3 to 5 years, we must modify our efforts to place an emphasis on prevention versus intervention.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Childhood obesity isn’t some simple, discrete issue. There’s no one cause we can pinpoint. There’s no one program we can fund to make it go away. Rather, it’s an issue that touches on every aspect of how we live and how we work.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) One thing that makes me very happy is to see the growing activism among chefs in America. Chefs like Tom Colicchio, Bill Telepan, and Rachel Ray and food writers like Michael Pollan have gone to Congress, indeed sometimes even have testified before Congress, have lent this support to Mrs. Obama’s effort to combat childhood obesity.  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) More than a billion adults worldwide are now overweight - and at least 300 million of them are clinically obese. Childhood obesity is already epidemic in some areas and on the rise in others. Worldwide, an estimated 17.6 million children under five are said to be overweight  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Slowly but surely, we’re beginning to turn the tide on childhood obesity in America. Together, we are inspiring leaders from every sector to take ownership of this issue  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Consuming three planets’ worth of resources when in fact we have one is the environmental equivalent of childhood obesity - eating until you make yourself sick  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Tackling childhood obesity is key  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Want the most simple cure for childhood obesity? Ice cream trucks that don’t stop  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) We are spending millions, if not billions of dollars every year on programs to fight the childhood obesity epidemic while giving almost $2 billion of taxpayer money to the junk food and fast food industries to make the epidemic worse  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) If my wife made childhood obesity her mission and I signed a law making 1/8 cup of tomato paste a vegetable, I’d be sleeping on the sofa  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) If the childhood obesity epidemic remains unchecked, it will condemn many of our kids to shorter lives, as well as the emotional and financial burdens of poor health  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Childhood obesity issue is critically important to me because it’s critically important to the health and success of our kids, and of this nation, ultimately  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Childhood obesity isn’t some simple, discrete issue. There’s no one cause we can pinpoint. There’s no one program we can fund to make it go away. Rather, it’s an issue that touches on every aspect of how we live and how we work  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) For the first time, the nation will have goals, benchmarks, and measureable outcomes that will help us tackle the childhood obesity epidemic one child, one family, and one community at a time  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) If we don’t somehow stem the tide of childhood obesity, we’re going to have a huge problem  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Kids who participate in school meal programs get roughly half of their calories each day at school... This is an extraordinary responsibility. But it’s also an opportunity. And it’s why one of the single most important things we can do to fight childhood obesity is to make those meals at school as healthy and nutritious as possible  (Childhood Obesity Quotes) Given that the biggest rise in childhood obesity rates are occurring in children ages 3 to 5 years, we must modify our efforts to place an emphasis on prevention versus intervention  (Childhood Obesity Quotes)
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