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Senate Hearing on Childhood Obesity

Consistent with First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to confront the issue of childhood obesity, the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions heard testimony on March 4, 2010, about the prevalence of obesity among America’s youth. Panelists included Dr. Regina Benjamin, U.S. Surgeon General; Dr. Joseph Thompson, Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Center to Prevent Childhood Obesity; ... Read More »

Michelle Obama and Military Families

First Lady Michelle Obama has made military families a priority throughout her time in the White House. First, she thanked veterans and their families privately for their contributions. Then, she publicly stated her support alongside Dr. Jill Biden at the 2009 World Series. Now, she has delivered the most meaningful contribution of all: a promise of funding. According to Mrs. ... Read More »

White House Event on Women, Families and Healthcare Reform

NASW Executive Director, Elizabeth J Clark, PhD, ACSW, MPH I attended an event at the White House this morning, September 18, 2009, with First Lady Michelle Obama, Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and Executive Director of the White House Council on Women and Girls Tina Tchen. The focus of this meeting was to discuss ... Read More »

Obama watches from KC social workers’ home as wife addresses DNC

The Kansas City Star reports that Barack Obama watched his wife address the Democratic National Convention Monday night at the Brookside home of social workers Jim and Alicia Girardeau. The Girardeau family, who has a neighbor on Obama’s campaign, had 28 hours’ notice that the Obama’s visit could happen. They didn’t know for sure until Monday morning. They unplugged their ... Read More »