Health groups tell Michelle Obama: Conserve land to prevent obesity

June 20, 2013
by Julian Hattem
The Hill

Health and fitness groups want Michelle Obama to push for land conservation as part of her anti-obesity initiative.

In a letter sent to the White House and Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, 17 organizations, including the American Heart Association, the U.S. Soccer Foundation and the NAACP, asked the first lady to incorporate a federal program supporting outdoor recreation areas into her Let's Move! initiative.

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