Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says the Obama administration wants the help of U.S. mayors in fighting childhood obesity.
Speaking Friday in Oklahoma City at the annual U.S. Conference of Mayors, Sebelius touted First Lady Michelle Obama's "Let's Move" program, telling local leaders that such a campaign won't work "unless it's engaged in by communities."
Sebelius says that one in three American children are overweight
or obese. She touted Oklahoma City Mayor Mick Cornett's program,
thiscityisgoingonadiet.com, as an example of how mayors can lead their cities toward weight-loss goals. Cornett says more than 42,000 participants have lost more than 576,000 pounds since the campaign began.
Former Olympic gymnast Dominique Dawes appeared with Sebelius to
promote Michelle Obama's program.