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The obesity campaign

(article, Culinate staff)

In case you missed it last week, the March 22 issue of Newsweek featured Michelle Obama on its cover, stumping for Let's Move, her new obesity-fighting program, along with two other articles (by Claudia Kalb and Claire McCarthy) outlining just how, um, big the problem really is — and how to tackle it. As Kalb wrote,

bq. It took decades after the surgeon general's 1964 report on the hazards of tobacco for anti-smoking laws to go into effect. And there is, of course, one major and critical difference between tobacco and food: you can live without smoking, but you will die without eating. Which makes tackling childhood obesity such a complicated challenge.