Agriculture Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan visited North Carolina State University (NCSU) recently to announce a grant to develop an obesity prevention program that increases access to healthy food and safe places for physical activity. The announcement was delivered as part of the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
“One year ago, Let’s Move! initiative was launched with a goal of solving childhood obesity within a generation so that kids born today will grow up healthier and better able to pursue their dreams,” Merrigan said. “Today we build on that commitment with an investment in research that will help prevent obesity which can help create healthier communities and families in North Carolina and across the country.”