The First Lady sets sights on obesity
US First Lady Michelle Obama has been urged to do more to encourage the food industry to tackle child obesity after she launched a healthy-eating drive in the US yesterday (9 February).
US First Lady Michelle Obama today (9 February) launched 'Let's Move', a drive designed to cut obesity levels among children in the country.
The launch in the US today of a major initiative on childhood obesity, to be led by First Lady Michelle Obama, underlines the administration’s commitment to tackling the problem. Ben Cooper looks at the implications for food companies and for self-regulation.
The obesity rate among Americans has peaked, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the US.
US food manufacturers said today (11 January) that they backed plans to cut the level of salt eaten by consumers - but said lowering the risk of heart disease needed more than targeting one nutrient.
US consumer groups have again put the marketing of unhealthy foods to children in the spotlight and raised questions over the rigour of industry self-regulation. A new study by Children…