In a split with Alaska governor-turned-Tea-Partier Sarah Palin, some conservatives including former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee have recently come out in support of First Lady Michelle Obama's efforts to curb childhood obesity, according to this Washington Post story.
Obama has been launched a campaign called Let's Move. It encourages kids to excerize and eat right. She and a host of health officials and agencies including the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have sounded alarms about the rising obesity rate among children, who are now starting to develop diseases once limited mainly to adults, such as diabetes and heart disease.
As part of the effort, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are working with food makers to produce consumer-friendly labels and pediatritians are being encouraged to keep an eye on body fat. Schools are getting money to serve healtheir food.
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