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January 2018

Healthy Weight Kids: Food Choices that Prevent Obesity

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by Amber Lanier Nagle

Small changes in daily eating routines translate into healthier weight for America’s kids.

In 2010, President Obama and Michelle Obama launched Let’s Move! as their signature initiative to tackle epidemic levels of U.S. childhood obesity. While modest progress has been made, it remains a public health crisis. A brief by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the obesity rate remained fairly stable at nearly 17 percent between 2011 and 2014 for children 2 to 19 years old.

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