FLOTUS has been on it. She embraced Child Obesity as her cause and hasn’t let go. And she’s affected change. She’s caused companies that would just as soon sell a kid a sugar-filled soda to consider other, healthy options. She’s helped transform school cafeterias from fat-kid factories to places where a kid can at lest get a salad. And maybe most important, she’s gotten kids off the coach and onto playgrounds across America.
But it’s not enough.
Clearly. Today, it was reported that youth diabetes as “skyrocketed,” from 9% in 200 to 23% in 2008, according to the report. Of course, that’s the year President Obama took office (doesn’t it seem like last week?!). So there’s a real chance those numbers have changed since Michelle Obama has taken on the cause of getting kids (and their parents) to make better decisions about eating and exercise.