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Feb082011

First Lady To Celebrate One Year of Her Child Nutrition Campaign

Photo Courtesy - The White House(WASHINGTON) -- Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of first lady Michelle Obama’s flagship issue: the "Let’s Move!" campaign to combat child obesity. Mrs. Obama will declare Wednesday that over the course of the year the “first signs of a fundamental shift in how we live and eat” have been seen due to the progress of her initiative.

The first lady will travel to Alpharetta, Georgia to give a speech at the North Point Community Church, one of the largest non-denominational evangelical churches in America, also hosted by Ray of Hope Christian Church. The first lady’s office is saying that tomorrow’s speech will be highly “personal” in tone, as the first lady will share how this issue has affected her as a parent.

In excerpts released before the speech from the first lady’s office, Mrs. Obama will call the day a celebration, noting that the anniversary of the initiatives brings some progress in child nutrition and eating habits in her eyes.

“We’re here to celebrate a new conversation in this country about the health and well-being of our children,” Mrs. Obama will say. “And over this past year, we’ve seen the first signs of a fundamental shift in how we live and eat. We’ve seen changes at every level of our society -- from classrooms, to boardrooms, to the halls of Congress.”

Mrs. Obama is expected to talk about the road going forward with the anti-obesity campaign and the role Americans can play.

The first lady will deliver the speech before parents, members of both congregations, local faith and community leaders, and supporters of the "Let’s Move!" campaign.  Beforehand Mrs. Obama will visit the Burgee Peterson Academy, a local Atlanta school, to “highlight how the school is working with children to promote healthy eating.”

The first lady’s office is pulling out all the stops to mark the anniversary, including Mrs. Obama’s live appearance on the Today show and Live! with Regis and Kelly.

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