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(CNS News) — A White House chef told health professionals on Monday that obesity endangers national security as well as people’s health — and that’s why he and many other people have embraced First Lady Michelle Obama’s “Let’s Move” campaign.

“What motivates us is not just the fact that one in three Americans will have diabetes in their lifetime if we don’t change course, but the impact that it is having on our economy, on our health care system or our kids’ ability to learn, Sam Kass [named Food Czar in 2010] said. “It’s not just the fact that obesity may be our nation’s greatest national security threat, although all those reasons are of vital importance,” he added.

Kass was the personal chef for the Obama family before they moved into the White House. He’s now an assistant chef and food initiative coordinator at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

On Monday, at a “Weight of the Nation” event hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Washington, Kass said he and Mrs. Obama are “dedicating the rest of our lives to the well-being of the next generation.”

“This is our life’s work,” Kass said. “The first lady dedicated her time and passion at the White House because this issue meant most to her as a mother and as an American.”