Michelle Obama calls for fight against child obesity

Michelle Obama calls for fight against child obesity

First lady Michelle Obama called on the nation’s mayors Wednesday to do their part in combating child obesity, a problem she called an epidemic and an economic threat.

“This isn’t something that will be fixed by just a bill in Congress or an executive order from the president. And I know that the last thing you all need right now is a bunch of commands from Washington or a ton of red tape that makes it hard for you to get anything done at all,” she said to a group of 250 mayors at the National Conference of Mayors in Washington. (more…)