I don’t write a lot of political posts here, but this speech made by President Obama to the American Medical Association was just too good to pass up.
President Obama is calling for a health care reform, but it goes much deeper than that. This quote really brings home a crucial aspect of a healthy nation, and a healthy people.
“It also means cutting down on all the junk food that is fueling an epidemic of obesity, putting far too many Americans, young and old, at greater risk of costly, chronic conditions.
That’s a lesson Michelle and I have tried to instill in our daughters with the White House vegetable garden that Michelle planted.
And that’s a lesson that we should work with local school districts to incorporate into their school lunch programs.”
I think we should definitely work with local school districts to incorporate healthy diet changes, but also look to office cafeterias, hospitals, prisons, and other semi-public places.
This is a time for change, and we’re in this together. Let’s brainstorm some ways that we can implement these changes into our own homes and neighborhoods.