Posted by Ronna Bach, SNP Regional Director, FNS Western Region on February 10, 2011
The two most direct ways to get involved in the Summer Food Service Program in your community are to either become a sponsor or a feeding site. What’s the difference you may ask? Being a sponsor means acting as the organizer for Summer Food Service sites. Sponsors manage, train, supervise and monitor all food service activities and locations where children can eat. They also maintain paperwork and submit claims for reimbursement.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, White House New Media Analyst for Public Health on February 10, 2011
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama delivered a major address focused on the efforts of the Let's Move! initiative to meet the needs of parents. Here are some excerpts from the speech, and you can watch also watch the full remarks below. On her experiences growing up: "My brother and I got pizza a few times a year – as a reward for good grades when report cards came out. No one in my family believed in eating out…especially not my grandmother. I will never forget the time when my brother and I begged her to get us takeout burgers and fries for lunch. We were shocked when she finally agreed. And as we sat excitedly waiting for our burgers to arrive…and I swear this is true…my grandmother brought out a can of peas. And, much to our horror, she promptly served us two scoops each. My grandma failed to grasp one of the key benefits of takeout for kids…and that was…no vegetables!"
Posted by Shantae Goodloe, Housing and Urban Development Public Affairs Officer on February 10, 2011
At Housing and Urban Development (HUD) we have a saying, “You can’t be healthy if your house is sick.” And if your home is sick, it may affect your children and their chances of getting and staying in shape.
Today marks the first anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! campaign, an initiative to end the epidemic of childhood obesity. One third of all children born in 2000 or later will face chronic obesity-related health problems like heart disease, high blood pressure, cancer, and asthma.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, White House New Media Analyst for Public Health on February 9, 2011
Today, at 4 pm ET, the First Lady will deliver a major address focused specifically on the campaign’s efforts to meet the needs of parents.
Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on February 9, 2011
As we celebrate the one year anniversary of Let’s Move!, I am honored to be part of an Administration that prioritizes the power of prevention and invests in the health of our children.
Posted by Judy Baker, HHS Regional Director for Kansas, Iowa, Nebraska and Missouri on February 9, 2011
On Tuesday morning the auditorium at Ingels Elementary School was rockin’ and rollin’ as more than 200 students, teachers and invited guests joined with Health and Human Services staff to celebrate the one-year anniversary of First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move! initiative.
Posted by Dr. Howard K. Koh, HHS Assistant Secretary for Health on February 8, 2011
On Monday, I joined Mayor David Maher and about 150 others to help celebrate Cambridge, Mass., being named the nation’s newest Let’s Move! city.
Posted by Marguerite Salazar, HHS Regional Director for Colorado, South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Utah and Wyoming on February 7, 2011
Celebrating the Let's Move Anniversary with the community in Commerce City, CO.
Posted by Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on February 5, 2011
Today I had the honor of joining some of our nation’s principal thought-leaders at the site of Super Bowl XLV in Dallas, Texas, to sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that outlines an unprecedented private-public partnership committed to child health and wellness. The co-signers included myself, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, NDC CEO Thomas Gallagher and Gen YOUth Foundation CEO Alexis Glick. During the event, I unveiled a new television public service announcement (PSA) featuring a local favorite, Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo, that encourages youth to participate in the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The PSA was developed by the Ad Council in collaboration with Let’s Move!, USDA, NFL, NFL Player Association, and National Dairy Council, and will be distributed to stations nationwide this week.
Posted by Bruce Alexander, Director, Office of Communications and Governmental Affairs, USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service on February 4, 2011
I had the pleasure of celebrating the top notch achievement of the Elsie Whitlow Stokes Community Freedom Public Charter School as USDA Under Secretary Kevin Concannon and District of Columbia State Superintendent of Education Hosanna Mahaley presented this great school with a HealthierUS School Challenge Gold Award of Distinction. The award represents the highest honor a school can achieve in the Challenge and they couldn’t have done it without the committed leadership and staff at this special school. This school is truly a role model and the award puts them on the map as the first school in the nation’s capital to earn the Gold Award of Distinction. E.W. Stokes is a diverse pre-school and elementary school providing instruction in two languages. Their unwavering commitment to sharing the benefits of physical activity and making good food choices is evident in everything they do!