Michelle Obama attended the NAACP convention in Kansas City on Monday. In the conference, she said that when she was young, children did not eat all the candy straight way from the goody bag as they did not know when they would get another piece of candy.
However, she said that with the changing times, the dietary and exercise habits of children have also changed. Michelle Obama disclosed that as a kid she reached school by trekking rather than walking.
Obama is actively involved in her 'Let's Move' campaign which focuses on dealing with childhood obesity. She revealed that the menace of obesity is risking the future of the country.
Today children watch TV in their spare time instead of playing outside. Children mostly eat junk food these days and do not go in for a healthy diet.
Due to poor dietary habits the whole nation is facing the epidemic of obesity. Mrs. Obama disclosed that the children today have become the first generation in the Country that may not be able to outlive their parents. She stated that one in three kids in the U. S. is obese.
Experts are of the view that around 50% of African-American children will suffer from diabetes in the coming times.
She disclosed that if adequate steps are not taken to tackle the problem then children would not be able to carry on with the work started by the founders of this organization.
She added that they would not be in a state to tackle the challenges that continue to exist.