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Let’s Move! to the Move It Movement Tour

Looking for ways to get your family moving? On June 10, Cartoon Network launched their national Move it Movement Tour, offering kids and families across the country an opportunity to try new activities and sports. Now in its third year, the Move it Movement Tour hosts expos in 17 locations where several national organizations introduce families to strategies for fighting childhood obesity through free, kid-focused physical activity and healthy eating.  

The tour kicked off in Atlanta, GA and will wrap up in Houston, TX on August 12th.  At each of the tour stops, kids and families will experience a range of sports and games – from basketball and soccer, to football and golf – that will help them get the 60 minutes of daily activity they need to stay healthy

In addition, each tour stop will feature a Let’s Move! booth where kids and parents can sign up to earn a Presidential Active Lifestyle Award (PALA+). PALA+ challenges kids to be active and for 60 minutes a day and fuel up with healthy foods over a period of six weeks.  The Let’s Move! booth will also offer healthy recipes and other nutrition and activity tips designed for families. 

Cartoon Network's Move it to Movement

Shooting Hoops, Staying Active. (Photo Credit: Cartoon Network)

By hosting these free events and encouraging healthy, active lifestyles, Cartoon Network and its partners are helping to advance First Lady Michelle Obama’s goal of ending childhood obesity within a generation. “By finding the activities you love, and then getting up and getting active for an hour a day, you’re showing the rest of us that being healthy isn’t just good for you, it’s fun, too,” says First Lady Michelle Obama. 

Visit www.MoveItMovement.com to find out if the tour is coming to an area near you!

Watch First Lady Michelle Obama thank everyone who participated in the Presidental Active Livestyle Award program (PALA).

Ali Kelley is Deputy Associate Director for Let's Move Outside!