WASHINGTON (AP) - First lady Michelle Obama says her "Let's
Move" physical fitness campaign isn't about telling the American
people what to do.
Obama tells ABC's "Good Morning America" that improving diet
and exercise habits is "a national security issue."
The "Let's Move" campaign will be a year old next month, and
President Barack Obama's wife has recently been taking it to
military installations. She says in the interview broadcast Friday
that too many young military men and women are "unable to train"
because of weight, fitness and nutrition programs.
Mrs. Obama says her physical fitness campaign "has never been
about the government telling people what do to." Instead, she said
the emphasis is on giving people information about nutrition and
fitness so they can make better choices for themselves and their
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