The PJ Tatler

Michelle Obama: Anti-Obesity Program Isn't About Government Intrusion

First lady Michelle Obama said on “Good Morning America” today that her “Let’s Move!” program has never been about the government telling parents what their kids should and should not eat.

“This isn’t about government telling people what to do,” Obama said. “What we know we need to do is give parents, communities, families the tools and the information they need to make choices that are right for them, and there’s no one-size-fits-all solution, you know.”

“I mean these are modern problems and challenges, and many families aren’t aware of them. It kind of sneaks up on you. And they don’t know how to — how to tackle it.”

She then talked about how the anti-obesity program “requires” others to step up.

“We need our mayors stepping up, restructuring cities so that kids have safer places to play. We need our food manufacturers stepping up and really thinking about how to reformulate food products so that they are a little more healthy,” Obama said. “And affordable. Yes, we need big supermarkets to locate grocery stores in underserved communities.”

She singled out Beyonce as one of the celebrities helping with the exercise component of “Let’s Move!”

“I love her to death and was glad to be out there moving my body with her,” Obama said.