On Good Morning America this morning, First Lady Michelle Obama told critics that her "Lets Move" program to fight obesity was never about big government.
"That's not really what Let's Move has ever been about," she responded, when asked about her critics, adding that her goal was to give parents the right tools they needed to make "choices that are right for them."
"But this isn't about government telling people what to do," the First Lady said. "What we know we need to do is give parents, community, families, the tools and information they need to make choices that are right for them and there's no one size fits all solution."
The First Lady added in today's "hectic" modern world, it was difficult for parents to know what to do, and that the obesity problem "sneaks up on you."
"I experienced that myself as a Mom." she said, "Really trying to figure out in a hectic life how do you take the time to cook a meal, how do you afford it if you don't have accessible affordable food in your community?"
Obama added that everybody needed to step up to fight obesity including city mayors needed to start "restructuring cities" so that kids have safer places to play, food manufacturers to "reformulate food products so that they are a little more healthy" and supermarkets to "locate grocery stores in underserved communities."
"We've got to get our kids up and moving and we've got to make it fun," she concluded.