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Presidential Task Force Report Released

Presidential Task Force Report Released

Dear Friends:
Since we launched Let's Move! in February, we have been so encouraged by the outpouring of ideas and support we've received from individuals and organizations across the country.  And today, I am very proud to release the action plan from our Interagency Childhood Obesity Task Force, Solving the Problem of Childhood Obesity within a Generation. This report provides a national road map that will help us solve the epidemic of childhood obesity in a generation so that children born today will reach adulthood at a healthy weight. 
For the first time, we're setting measurable goals, benchmarks, and outcomes to help us tackle this challenge one child, one family, and one community at a time.  We want to marshal every resource - public and private sector, mayors and governors, parents and educators, business owners and health care providers, coaches and athletes - to ensure that we are providing each and every child the happy, healthy future they deserve.

This action plan focuses and expands on what we can do together to: 

* Create a healthy start on life for our children, from pregnancy through early childhood 
* Empower parents and caregivers to make healthy choices for their families 
* Serve healthier food in schools 
* Ensure access to healthy, affordable food 
* Increase opportunities for physical activity
Your work on this issue has been crucial to getting us to this point, and that's why I wanted to make sure you have a copy of the full report.  We know that we cannot meet these goals without your continued efforts and input.  So, thank you again for all of your support and I look forward to working with you in the months and years ahead. 

Now, Let's Move!
Michelle Obama

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