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Let's Move! Parents

Over the past three decades, childhood obesity rates in America have tripled. Today, almost one in every three children in our nation is overweight or obese. The numbers are even higher in African American and Hispanic communities, where nearly 40% of the children are overweight or obese.

To address this problem, the First Lady launched Let’s Move! a comprehensive initiative dedicated to solving the problem of obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams. Sure, this is an ambitious goal. But with your help, we can do it.

As a parent, you make decisions for your kids every day that impact their tomorrow. Small decisions like what’s on the dinner table or how they spend their playtime can make a big difference. Let’s Move! provides helpful information and steps you can take that make a real difference and help build healthy habits for life

To exchange tips with other parents, feel free to visit related communities on and iVillage.

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