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October 04, 2016
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Charities Hope First Lady’s Work on Obesity Is Just the Beginning

Amanda Lucidon, White House

BEST FOOT FORWARD: Michelle Obama launched the Let's Move campaign in 2010 to promote healthy lifestyles among kids. Advocates say she directed much-needed attention to the issue of childhood obesity.

For years, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation President Risa Lavizzo-Mourey and other public-health experts watched, alarmed, as the country’s accelerating childhood-obesity epidemic received scant attention from policy makers.

In 2005, Dr...

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