Posted by Joe Toole, Associate Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration's (FHWA) Office of Safety on May 19, 2011
Last week, in 90 countries around the world - from Argentina to Tanzania – and in 30 cities across our nation, people of all ages held events to celebrate the launch of the first UN-sanctioned Decade of Action for Road Safety (2011-2020). The symbol of the Decade of Action is a yellow road safety “Tag” and elected officials, celebrities and leaders everywhere - from U.S. DOT Secretary Ray LaHood to Sesame Street’s Grover - have been sporting the Tag.
Posted by Cordelia Fox, Public Affairs Director, USDA Food and Nutrition Service, Western Region on May 19, 2011
Posted by Jennifer Arthur, Auditor, Department of Education’s Office of the Inspector General on May 19, 2011
Cross-posted from the U.S. Department of Education blog.
Posted by Rich Lucas, Office of Research Analysis, USDA Food and Nutrition Service on May 18, 2011
Who says a delicious classic can’t also make a healthful lunch? On Tuesday, students at Van Buren Middle School in Kettering, Ohio served judges in the First Lady’s Recipes for Healthy Kids competition their Chicken Alfredo with a Twist, an updated take on Fettucine Alfredo that leaves out extra fat and boosts nutrition with whole grain pasta. Van Buren students Graham, Jonathan, Shawnrica and Savannah worked with chef Rachel Tilford and Kettering school professionals to create a great dish – one of 15 semi-finalist recipes nationwide in the R4HK whole grain category.
Posted by Aaron Lavallee, Office of Communications, USDA on May 17, 2011
I can’t tell you if there are 10,000 lakes in Minnesota, but I can tell you that there is one creative group of students, the South Education Center Alternative (SECA) in Richfield, Minn. Richfield was the next stop in the First Lady’s Recipes for Healthy Kids competition judging round. We were eagerly anticipating the visit to SECA because their entry in the whole grains category, Porcupine Sliders, definitely caught our attention with their prickly title.
Posted by Ray LaHood, Secretary of Transportation on May 17, 2011
Cross-posted from the Department of Transportation blog.
High gas prices are hitting American families in their wallets and pockets pretty hard these days. But did you know that more than 40 percent of urban trips in the United States are less than two miles, yet 90 percent of those short trip are taken by car?
Posted by Aaron Lavallee, Office of Communications, USDA on May 16, 2011
You don’t have to go to Hawaii to get a taste of the islands. In fact the students at Mount Lebanon Elementary School in Pendleton, S.C. were cooking up what can only be described as a paradise for the taste buds in First Lady Michelle Obama’s Recipes for Healthy Kids competition. Our judges made their way down to Pendleton as the competition continued its tour across the country to find the top recipe that schools can easily incorporate into National School Lunch Program menus.
Posted by Judy Baker, HHS Regional Director & Jose Belardo, HHS Regional Administrator for Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska, & Missouri on May 16, 2011
A Let’s Move! event designed to keep children active and avoid obesity turned into a chance last month for college students to encourage disadvantaged high school students to stay in school.
Posted by Inez Tenenbaum, Chairman, U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) on May 16, 2011
I fully support the First Lady’s “Let’s Move” initiative, and I join her in encouraging America’s children to become more physically active as an essential element of a healthy lifestyle. Getting yourself and your children moving together is a fun way to enjoy quality time as a family. At the same time, you can prevent injuries by adding a few of the following simple safety steps to your family’s outdoor activities.
Posted by Jaime Mulligan, New Media Analyst for Public Health on May 13, 2011
You may have seen our post on Monday about First Lady Michelle Obama announcing new collaborations to support our military families and ensure that everyone can get out and get moving.