FILE- This May 11, 2010 file photo, first lady Michelle Obama speaks at an event at the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, to discuss the findings of the Childhood Obesity Task Force report. Michelle Obama had doubts about making a campaign against childhood obesity one of her signature issues.“I wondered to myself whether we could really make a difference, because when you take on a problem this big and this complicated, at times it can be a little overwhelming,” she said in a recent speech. The anti-obesity campaign Mrs. Obama calls “Let’s Move!” celebrates its first anniversary Wednesday. Is it making a difference? (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File) (AP)

First Lady to visit Atlanta for health campaign

Michelle Obama celebrates the first anniversary of her campaign against childhood obesity


Associated Press
February 9, 2011 6:18PM (UTC)

First lady Michelle Obama is coming to Atlanta to celebrate the first anniversary of her campaign to reduce childhood obesity.

Obama will visit Burgess-Peterson Academy, a public elementary school, Wednesday afternoon to tout the school's work on promoting healthy eating. She also will give a speech at North Point Community Church in Alpharetta just north of the city about the work of her "Let's Move!" campaign.

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In the past year, Obama has addressed governors, mayors, school groups, food makers and other constituencies, urging them to build more bike paths and playgrounds, to serve healthier school lunches and to make and sell healthier food. She's even held an exercise clinic with kids on the White House South Lawn.


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