The moment of truth has come. In March, the First Lady challenged the talented and kid-savvy innovators across the country to build games and tools that inspire and empower kids and their parents to get active and eat healthy. Over the past four months, hundreds of students, developers, and entrepreneurs have dreamed up new ideas, teamed up with their peers in game jams across the country, and toiled to build something really special—something that will move the needle on childhood obesity.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 13, 2010
Earlier today, the First Lady sent an email announcing the new LetMove.gov and some of its features. To kick things off, Mrs. Obama will be answering your questions about the Let’s Move! initiative in a live video chat tomorrow at 10:00 AM EDT.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 9, 2010
On Tuesday, July 13th, Mrs. Obama is answering your questions in her first-ever web chat, as part of the launch of a new Let's Move! website. The First Lady will answer your questions on the Let's Move! initiative
Posted by Aneesh Chopra United States Chief Technology Officer on July 6, 2010
Thank you for your participation! By the time the Apps for Healthy Kids competition submission period closed last week, we had 160 submissions in hand and nearly 20,000 supporters. Now we are reviewing all submissions for eligibility and will have them all up on the www.appsforhealthykids.com website and ready to view by July 14th. Our intention through this endeavor was to inspire software developers, game designers, and students from across the United States to develop fun and engaging tools to inspire and empower children to eat better and be more physically active. We are very excited to have received your many creative submissions, and equally excited to transition now to the voting phase of the competition.
Posted by Kori Schulman, Associate Director of New Media at the White House on June 26, 2010
The Let's Move! initiative and GOOD are working together to help address the challenge of childhood obesity by raising awareness about the problem and the ways the nation is working to address it.
Posted by Dominique Dawes, Three-Time Olympic Gymnast and PCFSN Co-Chair on June 24, 2010
The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition is here to challenge you to join the healthy living movement - through the Department of Health and Human Services, First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move!, America's Great Outdoors, or one of the many programs across the nation and in your community.
Posted by Jon Jarvis, Director of the National Park Service on June 17, 2010
Beginning today, national parks will play a new role in First Lady Michelle Obama's campaign to combat childhood obesity. Kids can now become Let's Move Outside Junior Rangers by participating in an outdoor activity that gets their hearts pumping and bodies moving. The Junior Ranger program, available in more than 200 national parks, rewards young people with a certificate and patch or badge for completing a series of fun, educational activities related to each park's unique resources. Now, kids who participate in healthy recreation as part of this requirement will also receive a Let's Move Outside sticker.
Posted by Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary on June 16, 2010
I've just received an important report about diet and health, and wanted to share with you some of what it says. The Advisory Report is from the 2010 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee, and it is directed to me and to Secretary Sebelius at Health and Human Services. We will be using this report as the basis for finalizing the Dietary Guidelines for Americans by the end of the year. This report is a summary of the absolute best and most up-to-date science available, written by a group of 13 prominent independent experts in nutrition and health.
Posted by Rachael Ray, child nutrition advocate and participant in the Chefs Move to Schools Initiative on June 15, 2010
I recently had the privilege of joining the First Lady and hundreds of chefs on the South Lawn of the White House to launch the "Chefs Move to Schools" initiative, a part of the First Lady's Let's Move! Campaign. I grew up in the kitchen at an early age cooking alongside my mother. My grandfather grew all the food we ate: leafy greens, fresh fruits and vegetables and more.
Posted by Mick Cornett, Oklahoma City Mayor on June 14, 2010
In 2007, Oklahoma City had great momentum. Our economy was booming and investments we had made in ourselves were beginning to pay off. But there was one significant issue we were avoiding â€“ obesity. It was causing us all sorts of health problems, and it was getting us the kind of attention we didn't want. And we weren't even talking about it.