First Lady Michelle Obama has her mind set on improving children's health. Starting with childhood obesity, Obama told community leaders "It's about how they feel about them. And about what it means, not just their physical and emotional health, but for their success in life."
She spent an afternoon in an Atlanta Public school giving out snacks and fresh fruit touring the schools organic garden. Telling the children; "I'm so proud of you, eating right is not only good for your body, but it's good for your mind." As she toured the garden filled with winter crops.
The first lady's trip to Atlanta, Georgia was not accidental. Georgia has the second-highest rate of childhood obesity in the United States. According to a national survey of children's health, nearly one in three children ages 10 to 17 in Georgia are considered to Obese or overweight. Mostly due to a lack of exercise and poor nutrition. Her new programs will be focused on improving on improving nutritional education for both in the home and in schools, plus the increase of physical activities while at school.
The children loved her visit, and were practically tripping over each other to give the first lady hugs which she was absolutely thrilled to receive.
We are slowly but surely, becoming an overweight nation. So many of us are just getting too focused on, making a living and not creating a life. Looking only at our bank accounts and not our overall health. Unfortunately it's rubbing off on our children. So let's not forget, just as Michelle Obama has not forgotten. The children are our future and are our responsibility. They are influenced by what they see and by who the people closest to them. So if you want to do your share and pitch in to end the trend of obesity. You can start off with YOU. Take action, lead by example, show the children in your circle, that it can be done and the benefits of a healthy lifestyle.
Take care, God bless & I'll see you on the road to success.