As part of her campaign against childhood obesity in the United States, first lady Michelle Obama met Tuesday with U.S. lawmakers to discuss strategy.
Obesity affects about 10 percent of U.S. children and about 18 percent of teens, according to recent data, Agence France Presse reported.
"We're in the process of launching a nationwide effort to deal with the obesity epidemic in this country," Obama said at the start of the meeting.
That campaign will include increasing "the number of healthy schools in this country," the first lady said. "We're going to work hard to increase the level of regular physical activity that kids are getting in this country."
Obama also wants to improve access to affordable, healthy foods and help consumers make better choices when buying food, the news service said.