In February, First Lady Michelle Obama launched a program to help put an end to the rising childhood obesity rate in our country. Together with the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity there is hope of ending what is now considered to be an epidemic.
The Task Force states: “…it is possible that developmental exposure to endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDCs) or other chemicals plays a role in the development of diabetes and childhood obesity. Some scientists have coined the term “obesogens” for chemicals that they believe may promote weight gain and obesity….the health effects of these chemicals during fetal and infant development may persist throughout life, long after the exposures occur.” ( Examples of the chemicals were bisphenol A, organophosphate pesticides, phthalates, fructose, monosodium glutamate.)
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The task force on childhood obesity highlights four key areas which are also the pillars of the Let’s Move campaign
For more information on the Let’s Move Campaign or the Task Force on Childhood Obesity, please refer to the following links: