Highlights of Michelle Obama's obesity campaign

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

-- The FDA will work with foodmakers to make labels more "customer friendly." The beverage industry will start putting calorie information on the front of its products.

-- The American Academy of Pediatrics will encourage doctors to monitor children's body mass index, a calculation of height and weight used to measure body fat.

-- The Obama administration will ask Congress to spend $10 billion over the next decade to give schools more money to serve healthier food.

-- $400 million in tax breaks will be proposed to encourage grocery stores to move into "food deserts," areas with little access to nutritious food.

-- Children will be encouraged to exercise an hour a day.

-- http://Letsmove.gov, a Web site with shopping tips, recipe finder and other resources will be unveiled.

-- Associated Press

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