March 25, 2010
Posted: 04:52 PM ET
Programming note: Tune in tonight at 9pm ET / 6pm PT when Ryan Seacrest and chef Jamie Oliver speak to Larry about their new show, “Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution” and how they are trying to help one of the unhealthiest cities in America.
Below, Ryan shares his thoughts on First Lady Michelle Obama’s campaign to take on childhood obesity. It's a Larry King Live web exclusive...
By Ryan Seacrest
I think it is so fantastic that First Lady Michelle Obama has launched a campaign against childhood obesity. Countless statistics have shown that childhood obesity is a national epidemic and demonstrate that today’s kids need to eat a healthier diet and live a more active lifestyle. It’s shocking that the current generation of U.S. children could be the first to live a shorter lifespan than their parents.
I hear concerns from parents everyday through my radio and television shows. I believe that if you want to be successful in life, you have to give yourself the proper fuel, which means eating well and exercising. This is how I keep up my pace. I support and applaud all of Mrs. Obama’s efforts on this issue and the 'Let's Move' campaign, which aims to educate both parents and kids about the importance of exercise.
I recently teamed up with U.K. Chef Jamie Oliver, who is a champion of health and nutrition programs, including improving community school lunches in his home country, in an effort to further the dialogue on this issue. I stand behind Mrs. Obama and will do my part through my platforms to help further the national conversation.
Editor's note: "Jamie Oliver's Food Revolution" premieres Friday March 26 on ABC. Click here to view a clip of the new show...
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