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Posted by Drew Brees, Co-Chair of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and NFL Quarterback on June 10, 2014
Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from fitness.gov. You can find the original post here. As we approach end of the school year for students across America, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition is raising awareness about the importance of physical activity and good nutrition for all kids before, during and after the school day. We know that ACTIVE KIDS DO BETTER! They perform better academically and tend to make better health choices into adulthood.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl, Executive Director, President's Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition on June 5, 2014
Last week, the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition was proud to join the partners of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) to recognize Georgia as the first state to fully implement the program. The Presidential Youth Fitness Program, which was launched in September 2012, encourages schools, districts and states to meet criteria that will provide students with the skills and knowledge needed to be active and healthy for a lifetime. 
Posted by Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services on June 4, 2014
Ed Note: This blog is cross-posted from usda.gov. You can find the original post here. This week is National Summer Food Service Program Kickoff Week, an important time to emphasize USDA’s commitment to ensure children and teens have access to safe, nutritious meals when school lets out. Through the Summer Food Service Program, federal assistance is provided for state agencies and non-profit sponsors to help children in eligible high-need areas get the proper nutrition they need during the summer when schools are not in session.
Posted by Pamela Bryant, Health Communications Specialist, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on June 3, 2014
This month marks the third anniversary of Let’s Move! Child Care, a nationwide call-to-action that empowers child care and early education providers to make positive health changes in children that could last a lifetime. On this occasion, we salute the over 12,500 child care and early education providers who have committed to working towards the Initiative’s 5 goals and best practices for healthy nutrition, physical activity, breastfeeding support, and screen time. Watch this video to see how it all began.
Posted by Eric Goldstein, Chief Executive Officer, Office of School Support Services, New York City Department of Education on June 2, 2014
Last week, I had the honor and privilege of joining First Lady Michelle Obama along with other school leaders and experts for a roundtable discussion about the innovative and creative ways we are implementing the school nutrition standards.
Posted by David Binkle, Director, Los Angeles Unified School District Food Services on May 30, 2014
The city of Los Angeles is known all around the world for Hollywood, Beverly Hills, celebrities as well as glitz and glamour. There are more than 125,000 millionaires and more than 20 billionaires in this city I now call home.   But the reality is there is still a big discrepancy in quality of life between the elite and the majority of students I serve as food services director at Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), the second largest school district in the country.
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 29, 2014
Last week, the Seattle Seahawks were invited to the White House to commemorate their Super Bowl Championship earlier this year. During their visit, Seahawks players Richard Sherman, Russell Wilson, and Earl Thomas teamed up with the First Lady in the White House Kitchen to show off some impressive cooking skills and share the importance of eating healthy to help them perform at the top of their game.
Posted by Sam Kass, Executive Director, Let’s Move! and Senior Policy Advisor on Nutrition on May 27, 2014
Today, First Lady Michelle Obama joined a roundtable discussion with school leaders and experts on issues surrounding school nutrition. The First Lady heard from participants about the work they are doing to improve school nutrition in their local districts.
Posted by Tim Fullerton, Director of Digital Strategy, Department of the Interior on May 15, 2014
Enjoy getting active outdoors with your family? If so, we have a contest for you! 
Posted by Kelly Miterko, Deputy Associate Director, Let's Move! on May 14, 2014
Back in September, the First Lady joined the Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) to launch Drink Up, a campaign to encourage everyone to drink more water.