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Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of Health and Human Services on July 20, 2010
Recently, a group of students took me on a tour of an urban farm in Roxbury, an inner-city neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts. This farm produces a wide variety of delicious and healthy fruits and vegetables right in the heart of the city.
Posted by Tom Vilsack, Agriculture Secretary on July 17, 2010
Yesterday, the House Education and Labor Committee passed the Child Nutrition Reauthorization underscoring the importance of child nutrition to the future our nation. People across the country continue to learn not only about the importance of what we eat, but also where our food comes from and what we should be feeding our children. There is not a town or community in the United States that won’t benefit from the legislation because it is about providing the future of our nation – our kids- with the healthy food they need.
Posted by Kori Schulman on July 14, 2010
Yesterday, Mrs. Obama answered your questions on the Let’s Move! initiative in a live video chat. Thousands of questions were submitted in advance and even more came in live.
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.