Her goal is audacious. She aims to eliminate childhood obesity in a generation. That is certainly a tall order and I believe she has the passion and the influence to do it. She is using her celebrity to change the world for the better.
It was this article that caught my eye. Michelle travels the country teaching children what real food is, teaching them to stay away from fast food, from soda, and from all the other junk they’re accustomed to. The challenge is that for so many, especially the rural and the poor, fresh food is not a natural part of their lives. It’s not an insurmountable challenge. The solution begins with education. I believe that children are obese not through their own fault, but because of their upbringing and what they are taught about food. Their parents are ignorant, so we who know need to teach them and their parents what real food is.
Michelle aims to change kids’ palates from happy meals to steak and arugula. She’s got a long road ahead of her, but she’s not alone. Others out there such as Jamie Oliver and Michael Pollan are on the road with her. I am too, albeit a much less famous travel companion. But I will work with Michelle one day. America’s children have an obesity problem that needs serious help. It’s one of my passions and it’s one of the reasons I started this blog.
Think about the challenge of childhood obesity and think about the solution – it’s all about education and developing healthy habits. We can all do our part. Thanks for sharing.