The “Let’s Move!” campaign started three years ago and childhood obesity rates are dropping in some states including California, Mississippi, New York and Philadelphia.

What do you get when you combine First Lady Michelle Obama, Jimmy Fallon, and an enthusiasm for healthy living? A race around the White House.

Mrs. Obama will kick off a two-day nationwide tour to celebrate the third anniversary of her Let’s Move! initiative, which launched on Feb. 9, 2010, to improve the health of the country’s children.

The Let’s Move tour will include a visit by the first lady to Clinton, Miss., Wednesday, where she’ll be joining TV personality and cooking show host Rachel Ray to highlight healthy lunches being served at schools across the country.

The tour will continue in Chicago, the Obama’s hometown, to emphasize the importance of bringing physical activity back to schools. Then the first lady will end her tour in Springfield, Mo., to look at what changes Walmart has made to make healthier foods more affordable.

Since the Let’s Move program started, more families now have access to information that will help them make healthier choices, according to the Let’s Move! blog, and provide young people with more opportunities to engage in physical activity.

The first lady’s initiative to prevent childhood obesity and emphasize healthy eating is perhaps one of the most comprehensive attempts at cultivating healthy habits at a young age.

There are some reports that mention the obesity rates began dropping prior to the Let’s Move Campaign and some that show a decline since the start of the Let’s Move Campaign.

Continue reading how childhood obesity are affected by the Let’s Move Campaign.

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