Posted by Wendy Spencer and Atasha James on January 19, 2016
Ed. Note: This is a cross post from January 18, 2016 from the blog of whitehouse.gov. You can find the original post here.
To honor Dr. King, the President and the First Lady participated in a service project at an elementary school that is home to many students from military families.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on January 12, 2016
After attending the Kids’ “State Dinner” and hearing the President and First Lady’s challenge for kids to make a difference in their own communities, Braeden Mannering, 12, was inspired to act.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on January 4, 2016
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, passed by Congress just over five years ago, set updated nutrition standards for schools for the first time in fifteen years. Since then, the U.S. Department of Agriculture has been working hard to ensure that schools implement the new standards so that students can enjoy healthier meals.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Director, Let's Move! on January 1, 2016
It’s a new year and a perfect time for a fresh start in helping your family lead a healthier lifestyle. While the days get busy with work, school, and kids’ extracurricular activities, you can incorporate small changes that will have a big impact on your family’s health.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on December 22, 2015
What an incredible year! Throughout 2015, we highlighted the fifth anniversary of Let’s Move! by celebrating the progress in helping kids and families lead healthier lives, challenging each other to do more to support our kids’ health, and committing to champion this issue into the future.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on November 23, 2015
“When you turn on the TV or go online, you hardly ever see any really cool ads for fruits and vegetables. Instead every year, the average kid in this country sees more than 5,500 TV ads for unhealthy foods and just 100 ads for foods like fruits and vegetables,” Mrs. Obama said. “We all know that advertising works. We know that those commercials influence almost everything we do, the clothes we buy, the foods we eat and so much more. So we figured why shouldn’t fruits and vegetables get in on a little bit of the action?”
Posted by Jennifer Carlson, Nutritionist, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Child Nutrition Programs on October 30, 2015
Now that the school year is in full swing, many chefs are also moving into our nation’ schools.
Posted by Annina Burns, PhD, RD, Associate Director for Policy, Let's Move! on October 28, 2015
October is Farm to School month, a particularly exciting month for Let's Move Salad Bars to Schools.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on October 15, 2015
This Saturday and Sunday, October 17 and 18, the White House will open its grounds for visitors for an exciting opportunity to tour the Jacqueline Kennedy Garden, the Rose Garden, and Let’s Move!’s personal favorite, the White House Kitchen Garden.
Posted by Debra Eschmeyer, Executive Director of Let's Move! and Senior Policy Advisor for Nutrition on October 14, 2015
The 2015 school year is well underway for students across the country. Millions of kids spend the majority of their days in school, and for many students, it is the only place they have access to nutritious foods.