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Oprah Winfrey Helps In Battle Against Childhood Obesity

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Oprah Winfrey and her former personal chef Art Smith are helping to fulfill First Lady Michelle Obama's wishes to curb childhood obesity. Recently Oprah gifted Smith with a $250,000 birthday check to go towards his Common Threads nonprofit, which runs afterschool programs around the country that teach children about healthy eating. "I'd like to take this money to create healthy programs for children that mirror the first lady's program," Smith tells the Associated Press. "We're going to educate a lot of children about taking care of themselves." First Lady Obama's "Let's Move" campaign focuses on teaching children healthier eating habits and providing better school lunches in an effort to curb childhood obesity. Smith, a former diabetic, recently revealed his 90-pound weight loss on "The Oprah Winfrey Show," saying it was because of healthy eating and exercise.   Read More:
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