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Posted by Kathleen Sebelius, Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services on September 15, 2010
We are proud to announce the Presidential Active Lifestyle Award Challenge! The good news is: winning an award isn’t hard. You don’t have to be able to do a back flip like Dominique Dawes or a triple Axel like Michelle Kwan. You don’t have to dunk a basketball like Grant Hill.
Posted by Dominique Dawes, Co-Chair, President’s Council on Fitness Sports & Nutrition on September 15, 2010
Yesterday was the first meeting of the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and it went great! We finally had an opportunity to come together and share our goals and visions for the Council with our Executive Director Shellie Pfohl.
Posted by Kori Schulman on September 15, 2010
First Lady Michelle Obama delivered remarks to the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) today. For more than 30 years, CHCI has been working to develop the next generation of leaders for the future of the Hispanic community and the country as a whole through scholarships, fellowships, and career programs.
Posted by Shale L. Wong, MD, MSPH on September 14, 2010
By Presidential proclamation and Congressional action, September 2010 has been declared the first Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Of course, for our Let’s Move! team, every month is about solving the problem of childhood obesity, but we will do some special things this month to encourage everyone to take action.
Posted by Kori Schulman on September 14, 2010
“So today I’m going to talk about food, which is something that all of you here today know a little bit about,” said First Lady Michelle Obama to an audience representing forty percent of the nearly one million restaurants in the United States, from the biggest chains to the smallest diners, at the National Restaurant Association Meeting in Washington, DC.
Posted by Shellie Pfohl and Barbara Tulipane on September 13, 2010
Great news America…Fall has arrived! From the beautiful weather, to returning to school and after-school activities, to seeing the trees change into gold—there’s no doubt about it that it’s an invigorating time period.
Posted by Kori Schulman on September 10, 2010
Everyone has a part to play in improving nutrition, physical activity and health of our families and communities. Kids and families across the country are invited to join First Lady Michelle Obama in participating in the President's Challenge.
Posted by Kori Schulman on September 10, 2010
This week, the First Lady traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana to kick off the next phase her Let’s Move! initiative to raise a healthier generation of kids. In the morning, Mrs. Obama spoke to students and teachers at Brock Elementary, then she joined kids and NFL players for football drills at Woldenberg Park.
Posted by Kira Finkler, Deputy Commissioner, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation on September 10, 2010
“Young people are happier and healthier when they experience the outdoors regularly,” said Reclamation Commissioner Michael Connor. The Bureau of Reclamation and the Catch a Special Thrill Foundation (C.A.S.T.) put on a series of fishing events for disabled children and their families so they can do just that - experience America’s great outdoors and have fun.
Posted by Kori Schulman on September 8, 2010
As children across the country begin a new school year, First Lady Michelle Obama kicked off the next phase of Let’s Move! – her initiative to solve the problem of childhood obesity in a generation – focusing today on improving children’s nutrition and physical fitness.