The Failure of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

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It seems like Michelle Obama’s ambitious “Let’s move” campaign is a failure. Childhood obesity is not being solved, and it’s clear why.

A focus on exercise before getting rid of added sugars is pretty much doomed to fail. Not even kids can outrun a bad diet.

Here’s a short summary of the problem followed by a very ambitious feature:

Dunk the Junk: The Failure of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move Campaign

Politico: The Great FLOTUS Food Fight

Eventually we’re simply going to have to accept that a focus on calories and exercise is not going to solve this problem, because it’s not caused by calories or a lack of exercise.

The obesity epidemic is caused by poor food quality (primarily too much sugar and refined carbs) and likely the only way to solve it is to improve food quality.

Update: For example, banning real whole milk and instead serving massively sugar-sweetened low-fat chocolate milk is not an improvement. It’s a crime against our children.

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Earlier

How To Help Transition Your Children To Low-Carb Real Food

Chile to Eliminate Junk Food from Schools

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7 comments

  1. Murray
    Any policy that bans whole milk and encourages sugar-sweetened low-fat chocolate milk is fundamentally flawed. Add to this the draconian regulatory heavy hand that straight jackets school lunch offerings and little wonder the diabesity epidemic is worsening. Yet again, top-down command and control results in systemic failure.
  2. bill
    The obesity epidemic is caused by poor food quality (primarily too much sugar and...carbs) and likely the only way to solve it is to improve food quality.

    There, fixed it for you.

  3. bill
    And, really, Michelle O is gonna be
    raking in those clothes?
  4. Paul
    I think we also need to focus on the fact that government force in the nutrition-area is nothing more than a cruel way to revictimize the victims of decades of terrible nutrition mandates and advice. Focusing on improving the quality and quantity of nutrition and health information will yield REAL results. And DietDoctor get's an A+ as a leader of the new wave of credible information sweeping the world. Thanks. Times ten!
  5. Apicius
    Bullshit is very good fertilizer for garden plants and vegetables.
  6. CP
    Well Doc, isn't this what you want? You continually urge government intervention when you agree with it. I cannot count the number of posts in which you've championed sugar and soft drink taxes. Your post a few days ago “10-Year-Old Gives Mindblowing Reply To Talk Show Host,” certainly applauded the children's statments, including the following quote:

    “If it’s saving lives and it’s helping the NHS (National Health Service), I think we should
    be told what to do,” Henrietta says.

    Be careful what you ask for. A government powerful enough to give you what you want is powerful enough to take away everything you have.

  7. hi
    what the people above me said

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