WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. companies and other groups that have made attempts to reverse the nation's rising childhood obesity rate are starting to see results as more American kids exercise and have better access to healthy foods, they said on Thursday. Full story
Former Sen. Bill Frist, R-Tenn., and Mayor Cory Booker, D-Newark, N.J., serve as honorary vice chairman of “Partnership for a Healthier America,” which is a non-profit organization that’s on a mission to fight childhood obesity. Frist and Booker join Morning Joe to discuss.
Michelle Obama has been touring the country to celebrate and promote the third anniversary of her “Let’s Move” campaign. Rev. Al Sharpton says her passion for lowering childhood obesity is just one of the reasons she has so many admirers.
EmmaLee Duckworth, center, 5, walks with her mother Jessica Duckworth, left, and her grandmother, Colette Newman after exercising in a program at the Children's Medical Center to help families with overweight children get healthier, Tuesday, March 6, 2007, in Dallas. The program is one of many acros
A school cafeteria worker hands out fruit and drinks to school children at the Normandie Avenue Elementary School in South Central Los Angeles on December 2, 2010. First Lady Michelle Obama, a champion of measures to fight childhood obesity in the United States, welcomed passage in Congress Thursda
TO GO WITH AFP STORY BY PATRICK BAERT A file photo taken on November 1, 2002 shows a chubby baby smiling in front of a portrait of former Chinese leader Mao Zedong in Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Child obesity is ballooning into a big problem in China as 'little emperors' are increasingly getting