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September 8th, 2013
02:05 PM ET

Stephanie Cutter on creating Michelle Obama's 'Let’s Move!' campaign

With "Crossfire" returning to CNN on Monday, we’re taking a closer look into the hosts' lives with a series of Web videos.

Stephanie Cutter, who joined the 2008 Obama campaign as Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, reveals the process behind developing the first lady’s “Let’s Move!” health initiative, which is dedicated to ending childhood obesity.

Cutter says the first lady first began floating the idea during the 2008 campaign, and it evolved from Michelle Obama’s experiences as a working parent. “She tells the story of working a full-time job and figuring out what she could give her children for dinner, and it was just easier to drive through the drive-thru,” explains Cutter.

“The first lady asked me to create something. We didn’t know it was going to become the “Let’s Move!” campaign, but we put it together and gave it a great name, if I say so myself,” says Cutter. “It eventually transitioned into working on childhood obesity and the types of things we can do to give parents information so that they can make the choices that are right for them.”

“Crossfire” returns to CNN Monday, September 9, at 6:30 p.m. ET.

soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Van Saint

    Stephanie Cutter epitomized the "WITCH" of the modern era who's evil deed and curse will continue to haunt us...

    September 9, 2013 at 2:07 pm | Reply
  2. Bill Thompson

    Stephanie Cutter is a great example how "EVIL" can win at the beginning. But in the end, she will be adentified as one of the "rat Pack" who helped get OAMA elected , re-elected using fluff & lies .The result already is OBAMA is the most incompetent President ever but who is also deliberately damaging AMERICA. Cutter, Axelrod, Gibbs, etc will never get the respect or recognition they are looking for, only dishonor !!!!!!!

    September 9, 2013 at 8:52 am | Reply
    • rs1201

      Cutter is just a very accomplished big LIAR...a bold faced liar...fits right into obama's administration...

      September 9, 2013 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  3. Supafli70

    Hey Michelle, how about starting the quest to end childhood obesity by restricting food stamp purchase to healthy food only? I'm tired of being held up at the gas station because some queen is buying 15 slim jims, 20 candy bars, and 10 mountain dews with their food stamps or bet card.

    September 8, 2013 at 10:58 pm | Reply

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