Anti-Obesity Campaign Comes to Venezuela

Helen Whalen Cohen
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Posted: Mar 29, 2011 2:41 PM

It looks like the "Let's Move" campaign is making its way over to Venezuela:

President Hugo Chavez urged Venezuelans on Sunday to cut their calories to avoid obesity -- the latest lifestyle recommendation by the self-proclaimed socialist crusader.

"Be careful with weight gain!" warned Chavez on Sunday, speaking during his weekly television and radio program. "We are eating better, that's been proven. We're leaving malnutrition behind. It no longer exists in the country, but be careful with obesity."

Chavez -- who often dispenses advice to supporters during his marathon speeches -- said he'd start a campaign to urge Venezuelans to consume less fatty foods and eat in a healthier fashion.