Numbers don’t support White House claim that ‘Let’s Move!’ reduced obesity

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    First lady Michelle Obama is touring the country to promote her “Let’s Move!” campaign to end childhood obesity, and the White House has touted her initiative as having a direct impact on the health of America’s youth.

    The first lady also credited Let’s Move! for reducing obesity during her appearance on Good Morning America, which aired Tuesday. The White House similarly credited her campaign, citing a study from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that shows a decline in childhood obesity in several areas, including Mississippi, Philadelphia, New York City and California, “in recent years.”

    The problem, as the Weekly Standard notes today, is that the study shows the decline in childhood obesity began well before the first lady launched Let’s Move! in 2010.

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