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Entries in Obama (17)

Wednesday
Apr142010

White House Holds Summit on Childhood Obesity

Participants at the summit were asked to present three to five ideas that could be considered by President Obama’s Childhood Obesity Task Force, which is currently developing an intra-agency plan to present to the President. The experts' advice and guidance would help the task force develop measurable benchmarks for fighting childhood obesity. The audience was particularly responsive to the suggestion of integration of short-bursts of activity into regular workplace and school routines.

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Wednesday
Mar242010

Obama Signs Health Care Reform Bill Into Law

On Tuesday, President Barack Obama signed into law the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (H.R. 3590). The legislation, with the amendments passed by the Senate, was passed by the House of Representatives on Sunday. An analysis of the new law, including provisions with potential impact on health clubs and businesses in available online at IHRSA.org/Affordable-Care-Act.

Wednesday
Mar172010

Federal Government Seeking Public Input on Childhood Obesity

The work of the task force will complement the efforts of first lady Michelle Obama as she leads a national public awareness effort to tackle the issue. Through the first lady's Let's Move initiative, she will encourage involvement from the public, nonprofit, and private sectors, as well as families to help support and amplify the work of the federal government in improving the health of the nation's children.

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Wednesday
Feb172010

IHRSA Vows Support of Let's Move Initiative

IHRSA pledged its support of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and praised the First Lady for her leadership in tackling the problem of childhood obesity—a long-standing issue that threatens both the health of America’s children and the future of our country. “On behalf of the entire health club industry, IHRSA heartily commends Mrs. Obama for standing up and leading America in a nationwide effort to solve the problem of childhood obesity,” said Joe Moore, IHRSA’s president and CEO.

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Wednesday
Feb102010

White House Launches "Let's Move" Task Force on Childhood Obesity

“We know that solving our obesity challenge won’t be easy and it won’t be quick, but make no mistake about it — this problem can be solved,” Mrs. Obama said at the event. “This isn’t like putting a man on the moon or inventing the Internet. It doesn’t take a stroke of genius or a feat of technology. We have everything we need right now to help our kids lead healthy lives.”

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Wednesday
Feb032010

First Lady Meets with Lawmakers on Childhood Obesity Initiative

First Lady Michelle Obama met with three cabinet secretaries and six members of Congress who play key roles in health care legislation to discuss her initiative to curb childhood obesity. According to a report in the Washington Post, “the meeting signaled the first lady's intent to be involved not just in talking about the problem, but in crafting specific solutions.”

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Wednesday
Jan202010

Michelle Obama Sets Her Sights on Childhood Obesity

First Lady Michelle Obama has identified childhood obesity as her major focus for 2010. “I want to leave something behind," Mrs. Obama said in an interview last week. “I hope that will be in the area of childhood obesity.”

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