You're the First to Know: Jumping Jacks World Record
First Lady Michelle Obama is announcing some really exciting news today, and she wanted you to be the very first to know about it. Check out the video here.
Back in October, the First Lady joined students, teachers, and parents from all over the country to reach for a big goal: partnering with National Geographic Kids to break the world record for the number of people doing jumping jacks in a 24-hour period. The old record was over 20,000 people, so trying to break it was no small feat.
Today, we’re proud to announce that with your help, 300,265 people jumped that day! Breaking the record is a huge accomplishment. But we still have a lot of work left to do to meet an even bigger goal: ending childhood obesity within a generation so all children have a chance to grow up healthy and strong.
To reach that goal, we need to make sure that all kids are getting the nutrition they need, have a chance to be active each day and get support from our schools, families and communities. That’s what Let’s Move! is all about.