First lady to lead childhood obesity program

President Barack Obama signed a memorandum Tuesday creating a task force on childhood obesity, which the first lady will lead.

Michelle Obama unveiled the "Let's Move" campaign, which will focus on public awareness of childhood obesity. The program will crackdown on junk food sold in schools, while also informing children and parents about healthy lifestyles, better food choices and exercise.

Central Boulevard Elementary School in Bethpage has already started to sell healthier lunch items, like turkey meat for tacos and brown rice instead of white.

Though some Long Islanders think the initiative is a step in the right direction, critics say local school boards should be in charge of food offered in cafeterias.

AP wire services contributed to this article.

For Michelle Obama's initiative announcement, go to channel 612 on your iO digital cable box and select iO Extra.

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