This week in health news was dominated by new campaigns to end childhood obesity beginning with American First Lady Michelle Obama's, called "Let's Move."

Michelle Obama announced her Let's Move campaign to help parents and children make healthier choices, and President Obama signed an executive order on February 9 memorandum to establish a task force headed by the First Lady:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0hE5ygShdJ8

Jamie Oliver, British chef, received the TED award, a $100,000 to support his wish to create sustainable change by educating every child about food, food culture traditions, healthy home cooking, school cafeterias and product labeling to combat obesity. Oliver's speech at TED on February 11: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHxSCz6QG90

American college campuses are getting a healthy boost from Fresh Del Monte Produce, Inc., a produce company, with fresh fruit and vegetable vending machines to help tackle obesity. The items in the machines have less than 120 calories each and include bananas, pineapples, grapes, apple slices, baby carrots, celery and tomatoes. Prices range from $1 to $2.25 (€0.70-1.50).

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