Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” Initiative
A few weeks back Michelle Obama launched her national campaign against Childhood Obesity. I am very pleased to see that the first lady has chosen this incredibly important issue to help the future of America. I will be posting my thoughts from time to time regarding the progress and effectiveness of the “Let’s Move” Campaign headed up by Mrs. Obama. I have already sent her a letter thanking her for her efforts on this important cause. Let’s hope that together we can make progress to win the fight against childhood obesity.
Here is a copy of the letter:
February 17, 2010
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
Dear Mrs. Obama,
I am writing to thank you for your “Let’s Move” initiative and your efforts to raise awareness of childhood obesity and combat this serious health problem.
As a physician battling on the front lines of the obesity epidemic, I am grateful for your leadership and courage on this issue. I hope that our own Reno-based Obesity Prevention Foundation may be kept apprised of your further efforts and endeavors in this regard so that our community, schools and kids may be of benefit.
The complex problem of obesity requires a solution at many levels, at the personal and family level, at the school and community level, and at the state and national policy level. Your own work greatly helps our own local community effort with the Obesity Prevention Foundation as we work to educate parents and children, raise awareness of the disease and provide tools to combat and prevent it.
Best wishes to you and your family.
Kent C. Sasse, M.D. , MPH, FACS
Founder of the Obesity Prevention Foundation
Medical Director, iMetabolic.com